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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1292032
English Heritage Legacy ID: 389242
Location: Wirral, CH41
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
SJ3288NE LAIRD'S OLD YARD
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
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