2015

SJ3289 : Central Hydraulic Tower, Birkenhead Docks

taken 9 years ago, near to Seacombe, Wirral, England

Central Hydraulic Tower, Birkenhead Docks
Central Hydraulic Tower, Birkenhead Docks
The Central Hydraulic Tower and Engine House (the tower is an accumulator tower). Providing power for the movement of lock gates and bridges at Birkenhead Docks. Completed in 1863, it is a grade II listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 444537 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

The building sustained considerable damage from bombing during the Second World War and was repaired in a functional, rather than architectural style. The large lantern at the top of the tower was not replaced. The building is now disused and in a dilapidated condition LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .

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SJ3289, 478 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 30 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 321 899 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.1249N 3:1.3187W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 322 899
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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