SO8218 : Victoria Dock, Gloucester

taken 1 year ago, near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Victoria Dock, Gloucester
Victoria Dock, Gloucester
Victoria Dock was opened in 1849 after traffic had outgrown the capacity of the main basin of the port following the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846. No formal closing date for commercial traffic is reported, but since about 1920 ocean-going ships have tended to be too large to come up the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, and commercial river barge traffic largely ceased by the 1980s. LinkExternal link Nowadays, Victoria Dock is used as moorings for canal boats and as a marina. The large brick buildings to the right are former warehouses. On the left is the sculpture "The Candle" by Wolfgang Buttress (2010).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre  Canals  Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Marina 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8280 1824 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.7484N 2:15.0707W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8286 1840
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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