Hamilton Dock Stone Construction

Hamilton Dock Stone Construction (HM2HTB)

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N 54° 36.385', W 5° 54.694'

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To ensure good quality work,
the commissioners hired a mason
specialising in dock construction,
who was paid £2 5s 0d per week.
This was over four times the amount
a worker in a country mill earned.

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Sandstone from Serabo quarry in Co. Down
was used to construct the dock, as well as
local basalt sourced from Belfast hills.
Local Scrabo sandstone was not available
in large enough blocks, so English sandstone
from Cheshire was also used to construct
the dock walls.

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Stone was quarried in large blocks
weighing five tons each and dressed
into oblong blocks.
The base of the dock is formed from blocks
laid on a bed of concrete two feet thick.
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HM NumberHM2HTB
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Date Added Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 311959 N 6054891
Decimal Degrees54.60641667, -5.91156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 36.385', W 5° 54.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 36' 23.1" N, 5° 54' 41.64" W
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