George's Dock

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Remnant of George's Dock: a street name sign outside Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Liverpool

George's Dock was a dock, on the River Mersey, England, within the Port of Liverpool. It was connected to Canning Dock to the south and George's Basin to the north.

The dock, which opened in 1771, was designed and built by Henry Berry and expanded by John Foster, Sr..

In 1899 the dock and the adjoining George's Basin were filled in to create what is now the Pier Head,[1] to provide one central place for Liverpool Docks' offices, which before were scattered across different sites. A section of the original George's Dock wall is still visible in the basement of the Cunard Building which stands on the site.[2]

By March 2009 work was completed[3][4] on a £22 million extension of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on the site of the former basin. The canal extension provides a further 1.4 miles of navigable waterway.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trading Places: A History of Liverpool Docks, Liverpool Museums, retrieved 16 September 2008 
  2. ^ Cunard Building: History, CB Richard Ellis, retrieved 8 July 2009 
  3. ^ Liverpool Canal Link, March 2009 (Page 2: Pier Head), Pennine Waterways, retrieved 8 July 2009 
  4. ^ New canal link to boost tourism, BBC News, 25 March 2009, retrieved 8 July 2009 
  5. ^ Liverpool Canal Link: The Scheme, British Waterways, retrieved 8 July 2009 

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Coordinates: 53°24′18″N 2°59′43″W / 53.4050°N 2.9954°W / 53.4050; -2.9954