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Stanley Dock, Liverpool

Stanley Dock is a dock, on the River Mersey, England and part of the Port of Liverpool. It is situated in the Vauxhall area of Liverpool and is part of the northern dock system. The dock is connected to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the east and Collingwood Dock to the west.

Designed by Jesse Hartley, it opened in 1848. The original warehouses are of a similar design to those at Albert Dock and are grade II* listed buildings. Part of the northern warehouse was demolished after sustaining damage in an air raid during the Second World War. The large Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse was built in 1901 on the in-filled south half of the dock and is a grade II listed building.

Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse, is a grade II listed building and is the world’s largest brick warehouse.Standing 125 foot (38 m) high, the building was at the time of its construction in 1901, claimed to be the world’s largest building in terms of area. The 14 storey building spans across 36 acres (150,000 m2) and its construction used 27 million bricks, 30,000 panes of glass and 8,000 tons of steel.

The overall design is by A.G. Lyster, the Dock Engineer, but Arthur Berrington almost certainly played a part. The warehouse was a late addition to the Stanley Dock complex and was built on land reclaimed from the dock. Stanley Dock is accessible from the dock system or by barge from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which enters under Great Howard Street bridge.

The docks are currently under renervation for new apartments.

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