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Egerton Dock

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Egerton Dock, is a dock at Birkenhead, Wirral Peninsula.

Named after Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton who laid the foundation stone in October 1844, the dock was completed in 1847. This was just prior to a suspension of the dock scheme, due to a financial crisis affecting the Birkenhead Dock Co

The dock was originally accessible to shipping from the Great Float and via the Morpeth Dock entrance from the River Mersey. Both these passages have since been filled in, making both docks effectively landlocked.

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