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Graving Dock

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1124 / 54°6'44"N

Longitude: -3.2405 / 3°14'25"W

OS Eastings: 319000

OS Northings: 469208

OS Grid: SD190692

Mapcode National: GBR 5NTW.7L

Mapcode Global: WH72H.6W4S

Plus Code: 9C6R4Q65+WQ

Entry Name: Graving Dock

Listing Date: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388542

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Hindpool

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St James

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


708-1/5/97 (West side (off))
Graving Dock


Graving dock. Opened 1.8.1872 (Barnes). Red sandstone.
Round-ended inlet measuring 500x60 feet (approx 150x18m) with
entrance from Walney Channel at north-west end. Entrance has
battered walls and limestone slot for caisson. The remainder
has tiered sides with steps near the entrance and with
intermediate buttresses. Rounded end has steps formed over
inlet hole and Roman numerals marking water depth. Now forms
part of Maritime Museum site; the south-east end of the dock
now within museum building. Shown in use in engravings of 1886
(Barnes F: Barrow and District: Barrow in Furness: 1968-: 91 &
COVER ILLUST.; The Barrow in Furness Almanack and Tide Tables:
Barrow in Furness: 1886-: FOLD-OUT ENGRAVINGS).

Listing NGR: SD1900069208

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