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Boat Hoist on South Side of South Dock

A Grade II* Listed Building in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.6968 / 53°41'48"N

Longitude: -0.8766 / 0°52'35"W

OS Eastings: 474268

OS Northings: 422851

OS Grid: SE742228

Mapcode National: GBR QTBP.0J

Mapcode Global: WHFDK.HBSS

Entry Name: Boat Hoist on South Side of South Dock

Listing Date: 18 April 1986

Last Amended: 15 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1083214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165280

Location: Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Goole

Built-Up Area: Goole

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Goole St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SE 72 SW
(west side, off)

10/55 Boat hoist on south side
of South Dock
(formerly listed as South
18.4.86 Dock, Boat Hoist adjacent
to Knottingly and Goole

Boat hoist. c1862, invented by W H Bartholomew to transfer coal from canal
barge coal compartments into seagoing vessels. Framework of cast-iron
girders stands on ashlar abutments and carries weather-boarded cabins and
turret with asphalted roofs. 5-stage tower in pyramidal form with
semicircular roofed cabin to fifth stage surmounted by tapering domed
turret. Tall 3-storey compartment to east side. 12-pane Yorkshire sashes
to first 2 storeys. Cradle at base is submerged below compartment boat
which is raised on hydraulic cylinders to third stage where cradle tipping
cylinder tips compartment boat to project coal down shoot into hold of
waiting vessel. Buffers and clamp rectify tipped emptied compartment which
is then returned hydraulically in the cradle back to the water. Upper
cabins and tower house haulage gear. The compartment boats were popularly
known as Tom Puddings, hence the familiar local name for the structures is
"Tom Pudding Hoists". They were peculiar to Goole and originally there
were 5. Two now remain; the other is adjacent to Aldam Dock. Disused at
time of resurvey. 150 Years of the Port of Goole, British Waterways Board;
Waterway World, October 1983.

Listing NGR: SE7426822851

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