Wellington Dock

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Wellington Dock
Liverpool - Wellington Dock and the Tall Ships - geograph.org.uk - 472478.jpg
The tall ship Jeanie Johnston in Wellington Dock during 2007
LocationKirkdale, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Coordinates53°25′36″N 3°00′06″W / 53.4267°N 3.0016°W / 53.4267; -3.0016Coordinates: 53°25′36″N 3°00′06″W / 53.4267°N 3.0016°W / 53.4267; -3.0016
OS gridSJ335926
OwnerThe Peel Group
OperatorMersey Docks and Harbour Company
TypeWet dock
JoinsSandon Half Tide Dock
Area7 acres (2.8 ha), 4,120 sq yd (3,440 m2)[1]
Width at entrance70 ft (21 m)[1]
Quay length820 yd (750 m)[2]
British Empire Dockyards and Ports, 1909

Wellington Dock was a dock on the River Mersey, England, and part of the Port of Liverpool. It was situated in the northern dock system in Kirkdale, connected to the Sandon Half Tide Dock to the west.


The dock was designed by Jesse Hartley opening in 1851.

Between 18 and 21 July 2008, larger vessels participating in the 2008 Tall Ships' Race were berthed here and at neighbouring Sandon Half Tide Dock.[3]

In January 2012, Liverpool City Council gave United Utilities permission to expand its sewage treatment plant from the adjacent site of the former Sandon Dock into the site of Wellington Dock. Architectural features would be retained where possible but the dock itself ceased to exist.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Baines 1859, Part II, p. 84
  2. ^ Baines 1859, Part II, p. 116
  3. ^ Jones, Catherine (19 July 2008). "Thousands give warm Mersey welcome to the Tall Ships". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Wellington Dock waste plant £200 million extension approved". BBC. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.


Further reading[edit]

  • McCarron, Ken; Jarvis, Adrian (1992). Give a Dock a Good Name?. Birkenhead: Merseyside Port Folios. pp. 106–107. ISBN 9780951612941. OCLC 27770301.

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