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30 June 2009

Hartley, Jesse (1780-1860)

Despite having no experience of dock building, Hartley was the first full-time professional dock engineer in the world. He had previously worked for his father, Bernard Hartley who was a stonemason, architect and...

11 June 2009

1873 – Butler’s Wharf, London

Butler’s Wharf was built between 1871-73 as a shipping wharf and warehouse complex, accommodating goods unloaded from ships using the port of London. It contained what was reputedly the largest tea warehouse in...

10 June 2009

1839-46 Albert Dock, Liverpool

Architects: Jesse Hartley The Albert Dock in Liverpool, England, was opened in 1846 and was based on plans submitted in 1839 by the architect Jesse Hartley for a combined dock and warehouse system....