SJ3966 : Crane Wharf

near to Chester, Cheshire, Great Britain

Crane Wharf
Crane Wharf
So called due to the crane which was available for loading and unloading vessels. Perhaps it should more properly be named New Crane Wharf as the street nearby was so named when a new crane was installed on the wharf. The two buildings on the right of the picture date from the 18th. century and near the pylon, was a Gas Works near where barges collecting tar would tie up well into the 20th. century. About 25 years ago, the river flooded the wharf due to an exceptionally high tide combining with flood water from upstream. One of the older buildings was flooded to a depth of half a metre or twenty inches in "old money" and the inspection pit of the garage workshop on the groundfloor filled with flood water. The Dee Bore is often seen at this point of the river during Spring tides.
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Tuesday, 30 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 31 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 398 664 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.4758N 2:54.1474W
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