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The Stanley Dock Conservation area

The Stanley Dock Conservation Area is characterised on the one hand by massive port-related structures such as warehouses, walls and docks, both water-filled and dry graving docks, and on the other hand by smaller dock-related structures such as bridges, bollards and capstans. 

Many of the ground surfaces are original, including natural materials such as granite setts and stone flags, often disected by railway lines. The combination of structures, surfaces and water has created a distinctive cultural landscape.

The Stanley Dock Conservation Area incorporates the strong linear features of the dock boundary wall, part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the line formed by the canal locks, the Stanley, Collingwood and Salisbury Docks and the Victoria Clock Tower, which is itself a dominant focal point from both the land and the river.

The area has examples of warehouses specifically designed to receive goods from moored vessels and which needed to be resistant to harsh wear and heavy weather. They were also specifically designed to prevent the spread of fire. 

Built from a limited range of materials - brick, stone, cast and wrought iron and mortar, these buildings and other innovative structures found in the area embody the optimum qualities of the functional tradition of industrial architecture of the period.

The Stanley Dock Conservation Area represents a highly significant and visually dramatic part of Liverpool's historic dockland.