TA0928 : Prince's Dock in Kingston upon Hull

taken 1 year ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Prince's Dock in Kingston upon Hull
Prince's Dock in Kingston upon Hull
On the left is the Princes Quay Shopping Centre.
The building in the centre is the Hull Maritime Museum.
Princes Quay and Princes Dock
Princes Quay is a shopping centre in the heart of Kingston upon Hull. The centre is unusual in that it is built on stilts over Prince's Dock after which it is named. It was opened in 1991.
The dock opened in 1829 as Junction Dock and was 645 ft long and 407 ft wide, with a lock at each end 36 ft wide with a bridge over each.In 1855 it was renamed Prince's Dock.
The dock closed in 1968
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Hull Maritime Museum
The Hull Maritime Museum is a museum that explores the seafaring heritage of the city and its environs. The museum's stated mission is "To preserve and make available the maritime history of Hull and east Yorkshire through artefacts and documents".
The museum, originally known as the Museum of Fisheries and Shipping, opened in 1912 in Pickering Park. It moved to its current location, the Dock Offices building, in 1974. The Dock Offices building is so-named as it is the former headquarters of the Hull Dock Company, which operated all docks in Hull until 1893. Built in 1872, it is a Grade II* listed building LinkExternal link and a striking example of Victorian architecture. The building stands in Queen Victoria Square, opposite the Queen's Gardens, in Hull's city centre. Hull City Council currently operates and maintains the museum.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
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Dock 
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Dock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 096 286 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.5835N 0:20.2976W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 097 286
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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