1- The largest group of grade 1 listed buildings in the country. The dock walls are listed too.
2- The worlds first enclosed dock system.
3- The worlds first hydraulic hoists, costing £1000 in old money.
4- The first dock to be opened by a prince consort.
5- The first dock warehouse built entirely from incumbustable materials, cast iron, stone, brick and galvanised iron roofing.