This was designed by the Dock Engineer Jesse Hartley and opened in 1848.
The dock is connected on its Eastern side to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and on its West side to Collingwood Dock.
This dock sits on the East side of the main road running the length of the docks and the road crosses a bascule bridge which would have lifted and rolled back to allow ships to enter.
The large building on the right is the Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse which was built in 1901, this was built on the infilled South half of the original dock and runs the full length of Stanley dock. It is 14 storeys high and said to be the largest brick building in the World with over 27 million bricks, 30,000 glass window panes and 8,000 tons of steel being used in its construction. This building is currently being refurbished and being turned into apartments, work is underway on the South side of the building but the North elevation in my photograph has yet to recieve any attention.