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Docks Details - South

This page highlights some of the interesting details that can be seen around the South part of the dock estate at Gloucester, and the links below lead to pages giving more examples:

Details - North  Details - East  Details - West

Two Crane Posts by Barge Arm
      The two cast-iron posts on the north side of the Barge Arm were pivots for two manually operated cranes used to transfer cargoes to and from boats.

Railway Wagons
Two railway wagons in the car park of the National Waterways Museum were rescued from Sharpness docks - hence the initials SD. They were formerly used to move goods from one part of Sharpness docks to another. 

Horse Trough
     The horse trough near the National Waterways Museum was originally at the Cross in the centre of Gloucester. When there was need to move it from there, it was given to the Museum for the benefit of their shire horse.

Two Museum Cranes
     The cranes outside the National Waterways Museum came from two waterways maintenance units. They have been restored by volunteer members of the Friends of the Museum.

Weathervane on Museum Cafe
     A weathervane on the roof of the National Waterways Museum's cafe shows bow-hauliers helping a square-rigged sailing barge to move up-river against the current.

Car Park Shelters
     The shelters in the car park off Llanthony Road are supported on cast-iron columns that came from Romans & Co's saw mill that formerly occupied part of the car park site.

Llanthony Road Railings
     The railings along Llanthony Road came from the site of Gloucester's old Royal Infirmary in Southgate Street around the time of the opening of the National Waterways Museum in 1988.

Llanthony Road Gates
     Gates removed from the Llanthony Road entrance to the docks (and currently in storage) had been moved from the Southgate Street entrance around the time the National Waterways Museum was opened in 1988. They were originally installed in 1923, replacing earlier (probably timber) gates. It is expected that they will be re-used somewhere in the Southgate Moorings redevelopment.

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