Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Six - Pre-Victorian to the Present Day - Select Aspects - Various dock schemes which failed . . .

1898 - A plan published within the Evening Express in June 1898 provides an appreciation of the extents of the proposed Windsor Dock.

1898 - A plan published within the Evening Express in June 1898 provides an appreciation of the extents of the proposed Windsor Dock in comparison to the Penarth Dock and Basin. The newspaper stated : 'The water area of the dock will be forty-two acres, and it will be entered by a lock 1,000 ft. long by 100 ft. wide. This will, we believe, be the longest dock in the world, and will accommodate the largest warship or merchantman afloat or likely to be built.' - Evening Express - [135] [361] - 16th June 1898 - [20180701]

The river Ely is to be diverted and its meanderings filled or further excavated to form the dock. The works also included building a sea-wall or embankment to enable reclamation of the foreshore and mudlands of the Penarth Flats. Two piers or jetties at the entrance were intended to be 117 and 150 yards long respectively. The Cefn-y-Wrâch shoal would require significant dredging out and the construction works for the dock scheme could take up to five years. Railway lines numbers 1 and 2 were also to be built ; No.1 commencing nearby York place, Cardiff in modern-day Grangetown and the other at Ferry Road nearby the Windsor slipway. A detailed description of the proposals to laid before Parliament during the 1898 session duly appeared within the London Gazette. - London Gazette - [100] - 23rd November 1897.

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