Victoria Dock, Liverpool

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Gateway to Victoria Dock

Victoria Dock was a dock on the River Mersey, England, and part of the Port of Liverpool. Situated in the northern dock system, it was connected to Trafalgar Dock to the north and West Waterloo Dock to the south. It was designed by Jesse Hartley and opened in 1836.

Between 1844 and 1921, the Ordnance Datum for the British Isles was taken from the level of the Victoria Dock.[1]

In 1972 the body of the dock was filled in as part of the construction of a ferry terminal for the B&I Line.[2]

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  1. ^ Datum height differences, Ordnance Survey, retrieved 7 April 2008 
  2. ^ Liverpool's Lost Sea Terminal, irishseashipping.com, retrieved 9 March 2009 

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Coordinates: 53°24′56″N 3°00′05″W / 53.4155°N 3.0014°W / 53.4155; -3.0014