SJ3386 : Rock Ferry Slipway and Pier

taken 9 months ago, near to Rock Ferry, Wirral, Great Britain

Rock Ferry Slipway and Pier
Rock Ferry Slipway and Pier
There are records of a ferry service from Rock Ferry to Liverpool from 1709 and this slipway, constructed in 1820, enabled passengers to board the ferry at any state of the tide. The sandstone and granite slipway is Grade II listed as it is considered to be the oldest surviving solid structure to be built into the River Mersey.
Birkenhead Corporation took over the running of the ferry service in 1899 and opened this new iron pier with timber decking alongside the existing slipway. The ferry service was withdrawn in 1939 and the pier was modified for use for some time by the Tranmere Oil Terminal. In recent years it has become very dilapidated but the old slipway survives in good condition and is still used by local craft.
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SJ3386, 60 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 25 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Derelict, Disused  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pier 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3357 8692 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.4965N 2:59.9990W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3351 8685
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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