ST5772 : Chatham Wharf Vicinity, Bristol

taken 1 year ago, near to Clifton, Bristol, Great Britain

Chatham Wharf Vicinity, Bristol
Chatham Wharf Vicinity, Bristol
The Great Western Dry Dock was built for the Great Western Steamship Company specifically to facilitate the construction of the S.S. Great Britain. The dock is bow-ended with a curved section to the entrance and an iron caisson single-leaf dock gate. It has stepped sides and is constructed of pennant rubble and brick. Pennant rubble however, is not a sub-standard stone product. On the contrary, rock-faced squared blocks were also used in the construction of many other edifices requiring superior strength. Another interesting fact is that the dock was built at an acute angle to make launching this heavy vessel (in 1843) easier. After the WWI it was used in repairing steamers and it was lengthened in the late C19th. For many years it was owned by Jefferies & Sons, Ship Repairers. It is Grade II* listed.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 577 724 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.9563N 2:36.5454W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 577 724
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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