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    Excavating Manchester Dock & Chester Basin?

    The Canal Link actually runs through the in-filled Chester Basin and Manchester Dock, north of the Canning Graving Docks. The basin and dock are still there underground complete with granite quays. Common sense would dictate fully excavating the basin and if possible the adjacent Manchester Dock too, which had a river lock. The location of the lock position is visible from the river wall at the Canning Dock. Archaeologists are to dig out much of the dock and basin. Leaving the water spaces uncovered and refilled with water would be the most appropriate action. These docks are over 220 years old. The canal could run right through Chester Basin giving berths for canal boats and adding to the charm of the Pier Head.

    Any sensible developer would want to reinstate these small historic water spaces, as they would add value to their projects and gain public acceptability.

    Below: Manchester Dock and Chester Basin are to the south west of the Dock Board Office at the Pier Head.



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    Manchester Dock has been excavated.

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    Picture courtesy of Dave e of the Sailors home forum.

    I don't know when it was filled, it shows on the 1851 Ordnance Survey map.
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    Some pics I took today of the excavation of the old Manchester Dock and gates.

    Some slight damage seems to have done to the gates - it would appear that they used mechanical diggers...

    (Kev feel free to move if there's somewhere better for these to go - still finding my way around the forum!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScouseLad View Post
    Some pics I took today of the excavation of the old Manchester Dock and gates.

    Some slight damage seems to have done to the gates - it would appear that they used mechanical diggers...

    (Kev feel free to move if there's somewhere better for these to go - still finding my way around the forum!)

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    Cracking pics Lad, thanks.
    There's a few more taken by the Museum guys over at:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationa...7594467459766/

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    LIVERPOOL’S past is being explored by a team of archaeologists before work on the new Museum of Liverpool begins.

    A dig is taking place in the Manchester Dock, Chester basin and quaysides on Mann Island.

    It is hoped the excavation will reveal some of the city’s history. The dock was in use from 1785 until the 1920s when it was filled in using rubble from the construction of the Mersey tunnel.

    It was originally used as a depot for barges of the Shropshire Union Canal Company and from the Great Western Railway.

    In the 19th century, it played an important role in Liverpool’s import and export trade, handling coal and manufactured goods which were leaving the city and corn and cotton coming into Liverpool.

    Archaeologists expect to find the dock walls, lock gates and associated buildings and dock fittings.

    The Museum of Liverpool will be built by 2008 and open to the public in 2010. It will be housed in a new landmark building and cover the social history and popular culture of Merseyside.

    The old museum, with its limited floor space, could no longer accommodate the more than 300,000 visits a year it was receiving.

    The National Museums Liverpool’s outstanding collections, currently held in storage, will also by on display.

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