TA2711 : Grimsby Dock Tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Grimsby Dock Tower
Grimsby Dock Tower
Pevsner says "THE DOCK TOWER, 1851-2 by J.W.Wild, is the most memorable building in Grimsby, a beacon for many miles...inspired by Siena Town Hall, but the crowning minaret is oriental. It was built as part of the hydraulic system to open the lock gates and operate cranes, the first major dock to use hydraulic power for this purpose. Of red brick, 309ft tall, taller than Lincoln Cathedral, it rises in an unbroken line to the corbelled-out top, surmounted by a further section again with a corbelled-out top...". Photo taken from the footbridge on the A180 flyover.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 March, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 17 March, 2007
Category
Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 278 114 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.0388N 0:4.2569W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 275 104
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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