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Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Hamilton Dock Stone Construction

 
 
Hamilton Dock Stone Construction Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
1. Hamilton Dock Stone Construction Markers
Inscription.  

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.


 
Location. 54° 36.385′ N, 5° 54.694′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Stylized Hamilton Dock Stones and Construction Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
2. Stylized Hamilton Dock Stones and Construction Markers
, in County Down. Marker is on Queens Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Part of the Titanic Belfast complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hamilton Dock, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT3 9DT, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Hamilton Dock (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Hamilton Dock Stone Construction (here, next to this marker); Nomadic in Hamilton Dock (a few steps from this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Hamilton Dock (a few steps from this marker); Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Belfast's Industrial Growth (a few steps from this marker); Operating the [Hamilton] Dock (a few steps from this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Belfast's Industrial Growth (a few steps from this marker); Features of the Dock (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .  The Hamilton Graving Dock. (Submitted on June 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Hamilton Dock View Showing Stone Construction image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Hamilton Dock View Showing Stone Construction
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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