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Low Dock, Liddell Street, North Shields

Low Dock, off Liddell Street in North Shields dates from the early 19th century. It is the oldest surviving graving dock on Tyneside. Low Dock is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

A graving dock is a type of dry dock, which is large enough to admit a ship and then have the water pumped out dry for work to repair or clean the bottom of the vessel. Graving docks are dug below the water line, so they are naturally full of water, in contrast to other types of dry docks. The word 'graving' is an old nautical term for the scraping, cleaning, painting, or tarring of the underside of ships.

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Low Dock, Liddell Street, North Shields

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LOW DOCK - North Shields - List Entry
- "Graving Dock. Early C19. Ashlar repaired with concrete. 65 metres long and 20 metres wide. This dock has stepped stone sides, with a single staircase. To the south the dock …

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List number: 1355008
List grade: 2
Borough: North Tyneside
Grid ref: NZ3574868152


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