6 Face Clock Tower.

Victoria Tower is a Gothic style clock tower located alongside Salisbury Dock in Liverpool, England. Positioned between the two river entrance gates to the Salisbury Dock itself, the tower acted as an aid to ships.
Victoria Tower was designed by Jesse Hartley and was constructed between 1847 and 1848, to commemorate the opening of Salisbury Dock. It is often referred to as the "Dockers clock".
This spectacular piece of showmanship is primarily a handsome clock and bell tower not only giving time to neighbouring docks and arriving and departing ships but also rang out high tide and warning notes.
It is constructed of granite of irregular shaped blocks in the form of a hexagon with a high tapered circular base, and a tower crowned by a projecting castellated parapet carried on corbels.

                                                                               









9 comments:

  1. Cold do with a wider view to show the tower or even one of the tower. NC

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  2. Thanks for the feedback,ill add a few more pics.

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  4. Wow. Simply amazing blog. How do you get access to these places?

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  5. Your pictures are amazing! I am doing a genealogical project and my 5 times great grandfather worked at the Collingwood Docks. Would you mind if I used a couple of your photos?
    Thanks, Grace

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  6. Do I need to take a special permission to enter the tower ??? or the place where the tower is?

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  7. Think thats the building that is known as the thripenny bit. I may be wrong. shame they dont do something with it.

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  8. Thanks for such fabulous pictures.. without the likes of you and other photographers we wouldn't see such hidden treasures

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