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Dock Clock Tower


Dock Clock TowerThe current clock tower was built at the turn of the century (some time between 1870 and 1903) as Middlesbrough's docks were redeveloped. It replaced an earlier clock tower from 1847 built by architect John Middleton. The tower was a prominent landmark for approaching ships. As well as being a clock tower the building also functioned as a water tower, providing hydraulic power to operate the dock gates and cranes. Unusually only 3 of the 4 sides of the tower have clock faces. The reason for this is unsure; one theory is that an ironworks or a shipyard refused to contribute to the costs of the building because it didn't want its workers clock-watching. The tower was restored in 2005 as part of the Middlehaven development. The building is Grade 2* Listed.
Middlehaven Grade II* Listed Middlesbrough Docks Historic Buildings and Monuments in Middlesbrough
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MIddlesbrough Docks Clock Tower

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Clock tower (former dock offices)

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Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge and Clock Tower

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Dock Offices Clock Tower, Middlesbrough

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Gantry Crane, Former Whessoe Fabrication Yard

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DOCK CLOCK TOWER - List Entry

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Middlesbrough Dock Clocktower
- "...The burgeoning coal trade and the increasing size of ships meant that Middlesbrough Dock underwent three remodelling and enlargement schemes during its first sixty years. The first (1869-74) entailed the ...

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List number: 1139871
List grade: 2*
Grid ref: NZ5024820919
District: Tees Valley
Post code: TS2 1PR

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