Langton Dock is a dock on the River Mersey, England and part of the Port of Liverpool. It is situated in the northern dock system in Bootle, connected to Alexandra Dock to the north and Brocklebank Dock to the south. Langton Dock locks provide a working connection to the river; one of the two remaining operational river entrances in the northern dock system.
Officially opened in 1881, the dock had been partially in use since 1879. It was named after William Langton, a member of the dock committee, and a former Chairman of the Bank of Liverpool. As originally built, Langton Dock consisted of a basin adjoining the river wall, with a branch dock and two graving docks to the east. Access from the river was initially via Canada Basin.
Subsequent modifications were made to Langton Dock and the surrounding basins during the twentieth century to improve access. This included the construction of the Langton Dock river entrance, which was eventually opened on 14 December 1962 after a delay of some years.
The branch dock and graving docks were filled in, providing parking spaces for vehicles using the former Brocklebank Dock ferry terminal to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since the closure of the Pier Head's Princes Landing Stage, the remaining dock basin has been occasionally used as a berth for visiting cruise ships.
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