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Number 4 Dry Dock

A Grade II* Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3894 / 53°23'21"N

Longitude: -3.0096 / 3°0'34"W

OS Eastings: 332950

OS Northings: 388532

OS Grid: SJ329885

Mapcode National: GBR 7YF7.6Q

Mapcode Global: WH87D.R21G

Entry Name: Number 4 Dry Dock

Listing Date: 13 January 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292032

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389242

Location: Wirral, CH41

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Birkenhead and Tranmere

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ the King

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


789-1/14/94 No.4 Dry Dock


Dry dock. c1857. Red sandstone with wrought-iron gates. 400'
long dock cut out of natural rock with stepped profile and
reinforced by sandstone piers. Dock walls topped with cobbles
and bollards. Original iron dock gates. The dock where a
number of famous ships were built, including the Confederate
Navy raider Alabama launched in 1862 and sunk off Cherbourg in
1864. This structure receives its starred status by virtue of
its important historical associations.

Listing NGR: SJ3295088532

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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