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Pump House, Dry Dock, Victoria Dock, Dundee Harbour

A Category B Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4622 / 56°27'44"N

Longitude: -2.9555 / 2°57'19"W

OS Eastings: 341216

OS Northings: 730418

OS Grid: NO412304

Mapcode National: GBR ZCK.MH

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.KTTV

Plus Code: 9C8VF26V+VQ

Entry Name: Pump House, Dry Dock, Victoria Dock, Dundee Harbour

Listing Name: Victoria Dock, East Graving or Dry Dock and Pump House

Listing Date: 2 November 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361125

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24986

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361125

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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David Cunningham, Harbour Engineer, with Charles Ower, Consulting Engineer, 1869-75. Dry or graving dock, 500 feet long, with single-storey pump house to SE, both ashlar.

GRAVING DOCK: 500' long at base, 516' full length, with 50'/6" entrance. Ashlar-faced with stepped N and S elevations; symmentrically arranged twin stairs flanking plinths, 2 to each elevation. Lower stage a smooth incline at centre with stepped ends. Ashlar floor with a central row of keel blocks. Iron dock gate, opening to victoria Dock, with chain railed footbridge.

PUMP HOUSE: single-storey 5-bay gabled building with central arched doorway. Small-paned windows. End gables with skewputts and ball finials. Slate roof with large skylights and 2 conical-capped ventilators to E, over basement pumps.

Statement of Interest

Bracegirdle attributes the design to Telford but confuses it with the West Graving dock, now beneath the Tay Road Bridge approaches.

The pumps were originally steam-powered, probably by vertical marine engines over the pumps. The W end of the pumphouse probably housed the boilers. The chimney and 2 5-ton cranes have been demolished. Dry Dock still in use (1988).

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