Gloucester Dock, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Dock, Gloucestershire
Photograph taken c. 1880 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: cc53/00092

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal was built to specifications that allowed ocean going vessels to reach Gloucester, despite its distance from the sea. This allowed Gloucester to compete with coastal docks in the 19th century, as this picture shows, and it had a profound effect on the commercial aspects of the town.

Location

Gloucestershire Gloucester

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

Tags

dock water harbour ship boat sailing warehouse canal Victorian (1837 - 1901)