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Jun 15, 2017

Dry docks up a hill, far from sea

Dry docks are commonly found on the coast, so it may be a surprise to find two of them 40 metres above the river Dee at Trevor, Wrexham. They were built before 1835 ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

and may be contemporary with the nearby Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. It's thought that engineer Thomas Telford may have been involved in designing the swing bridge which carries the Llangollen Canal's towpath across the mouths of both dry docks. For more about the docks' history and purpose, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the wooden fence alongside the towpath at this point. Or click here