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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: NUMBER 4 DRY DOCK

List entry Number: 1292032

Location

NUMBER 4 DRY DOCK, LAIRD'S OLD YARD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
WirralMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Jan-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 389242

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History

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Details

BIRKENHEAD

SJ3288NE LAIRD'S OLD YARD 789-1/14/94 No.4 Dry Dock 13/01/87

II*

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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National Grid Reference: SJ 32950 88532

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