Princes Half Tide Dock

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Princes Half Tide Dock and dockside apartments.

Princes Half Tide Dock on the River Mersey, England, is a half tide dock and part of the Port of Liverpool. It is situated in the northern dock system in Vauxhall, connected to East Waterloo Dock and West Waterloo Dock to the north and Princes Dock to the south. The dock opened in 1810 and consisted of a lock entrance from the Mersey. This passage has since been closed off.

In 2007, work began on a £20 million extension of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, providing a further 1.4 miles of navigable waterway and encompassing Princes Half Tide Dock.[1] A new lock and fixed bridge will be built at the entrance to adjoining Princes Dock.[2] The dock has been partly filled in to reduce its depth.[3]

The area surrounding Princes Half Tide Dock forms part of the proposed multi-billion pound Liverpool Waters development. Princes Half Tide Dock itself is set to be transformed with the construction of the 60 storey Shanghai Tower.[4]


  1. ^ Liverpool Canal Link: The Scheme, British Waterways, retrieved 6 April 2008 
  2. ^ Liverpool Canal Link: (Section 3) Princes Dock, British Waterways, retrieved 6 April 2008 [dead link]
  3. ^ Leeds and Liverpool Canal - Liverpool Canal Link (Page 2), Pennine Waterways, retrieved 6 April 2008 
  4. ^ "£300million tower planned for Liverpool". Liverpool Daily Post & Echo. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

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Coordinates: 53°24′44″N 3°00′03″W / 53.4122°N 3.0007°W / 53.4122; -3.0007