Saturday, 6 July 2013

Liverpool - The Albert Dock

The Albert Dock and its warehouses were designed by Jesse Hartley and built between 1843-1847. The Albert Dock is one of the earliest enclosed docks in the world. The Dock was opened by HRH Prince Albert on 30 July 1846, and soon became busy dealing with imported goods such as tea and cotton. By the late 19th century business declined because the dock could not accomodate large cargo ships. The Albert Dock fell into disrepair after the Second World War, and was threatend with demolition during the 1960s and 70s.
The Merseyside Development Corporation began the regeneration of the dock in the 1980s.
Today the Albert Dock is the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in England.

In 1882 the new Pumphouse enabled the cranes and winches around the Albert Dock to be converted to hydraulic power.

The Pilotage building was built in 1883 to provide offices for the river pilots.

1 comment:

  1. well done Viti.great pics, loved the fox. amazing journey.more comments to come soon. londongeezer.