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The Dock road at Stanley Dock


Stanley Dock was designed by Jesse Hartley in 1852 and the warehouses there were the first that were designed for rail and hydraulic power. The power was provided by the picturesque Stanley Hydraulic Power Centre with it's accumulator tower and turret chimney high on the battlements. The building was extended in 1913, this time in brick with a second chimney. The buildings are now derelict awaiting some form of restoration/renovation but in these hard times it will probably be a long wait.

There are several view of the buildings surrounding Stanley Dock in Liverpool in the archive, here, here and here.

The Dock road at Stanley Dock


Stanley Dock was designed by Jesse Hartley in 1852 and the warehouses there were the first that were designed for rail and hydraulic power. The power was provided by the picturesque Stanley Hydraulic Power Centre with it's accumulator tower and turret chimney high on the battlements. The building was extended in 1913, this time in brick with a second chimney. The buildings are now derelict awaiting some form of restoration/renovation but in these hard times it will probably be a long wait.

There are several view of the buildings surrounding Stanley Dock in Liverpool in the archive, here, here and here.

comments (8)

Like the muted tones, Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Dave glad you like it.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Dec 2008, 05:00
So many thing now need to wait great tones
Les Auld: Indeed they do vintage, thanks for the comment.
I think this is a lovely photo, colours, textures, feel.
It such a shame that places of such historical architectural interest should just be left derelict so that in the end some developer can buy the whole area and knock it all down. Or convert it, leaving just the facade, into over-priced "luxury" "affordable" apartments (with shops and restaurants, of course).
Les Auld: It costs a fortune to knock it down, and it costs a fortune to develop it on, between a rock and a hard place Sheila, thanks for the comment.
Love the treatment here Les. It really adds to the image rather than just being a gimmick.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, appreciate the comment.
I've looked at the full set les and they all show what an interesting building this it. Let's hope it is restored not demolished.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, Jesse Hartley was one of this city's great builders.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2008, 17:23
I like the faded, muted tones

Did you know that if you give several pictures the same title they automatically create a folder with that title, the pictures are then automatically number
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, you learn something new every day.
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 3 Dec 2008, 21:01
This is beautifully processed and presented. The brickwork takes on a real character
Les Auld: About 150 years of character, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Dec 2008, 10:30
I remember the bridge from a previous picture - I think.

Great old time feel to the conversion.
Les Auld: Well remembered Louis, thanks for the comment.

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