Wallasey Dock Impounding Station
|Location||Birkenhead, United Kingdom|
Construction began in 1874 and the dock opened in 1877, replacing the Great Low Water Basin of 1863, which had opened directly onto the River Mersey to the east. Situated between Alfred Dock to the north and Morpeth Dock to the south, access to the river was westwards through East Float.
The dock sheds were used for grain storage and then for imported livestock. In 1890, a pumping station was installed on the river wall adjoining to the dock. This slowly silted the dock, and by the 1960s the dock had silted up, leaving the dock derelict by 1992.
In 2001, Wallasey Dock was filled to provide space for a vehicle park at the new Twelve Quays roll on-roll off ferry terminal nearby.
- McCarron, Ken; Jarvis, Adrian (1992). Give a Dock a Good Name?. Birkenhead: Merseyside Port Folios. ISBN 9780951612941. OCLC 27770301.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hubbard, Edward (2001) [First published 1971]. Cheshire. Penguin Group. ISBN 9780140710427. OCLC 521341.
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- "Trading Places - A History of Liverpool Docks". Archived from the original on 4 February 2012.
- "Timeline History of Birkenhead Docks". Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.
- Aerial Photo
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