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placename:- Port of Workington
other name:- Workington Harbour
locality:- Workington
parish Workington borough, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
harbour
coordinates:- NX991293
10Km square:- NX92

1Km square NX9929

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Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 5.11.2010
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Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 14.5.2007

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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estuary of the Derwent
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 173:-
[Workington] ... has a good harbour, and an extensive trade in coal, from the valuable collieries of Henry Curwen, Esq., and several other collieries, many of which are at a considerable distance.
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 184:-
...
"On the west side of Darwent is a pretty creke, whereas shyppes come to where ys a pretty litle fisher town called Wyrkenton, ..."
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Mackenzie 1776

Charts, and sailing directions, Nautical Descriptions of the West Coast of Great Britain, Bristol Channel to Cape Wrath, by Murdoch Mackenzie, published London, 1776.
Pages 23-24:-
... ...
WORKINGTON Harbour.
In Workington Harbour there is thirteen feet at high-water with ordinary spring-tides, and seven or eight with neap-tides. When there are eight feet of water in this Harbour, colours are hoisted in the day, and a lighted lanthorn hung by a rope at night, on the starboard hand goning in, about two ships-length from the channel. To sail into Workington Harbour; keep about two cables-length from the edge of the sea, until the lanthorn bears about S.E. then steer right for it; from thence steer E. into the Harbour.
Workington distinguished at Sea. / Workington may be distinguished at sea by How-michael Hill, which has a small tower on the top of it, and stands about half a mile south-westward of the Harbour's-mouth.
There was a proposal some years ago for deepening the water in the entry of this harbour, and making it more commodious to sail out of it than it was with certain winds then; by extending the pier-head eastward, and the basket-work on the E. side of the entry, north-westward. I have not yet learned whether this has been carried into execution.

placename:- Workington Harbour
date:- 1776
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
image MD12NY03, button   goto source.
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Derwentfoot Haven
River mouth.

placename:- Derwentfoot Haven
county:- Cumberland
quay; wharf
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Derwenfote haven
Label at the Derwent mouth.

placename:- Derwenfote Haven
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Workington, Cumberland, drawn by W H Bartlett, engraved by R Wallis, published 1840s.
Probably from Findens Views of the Ports, Harbours, Coast Scenery, and Watering Places of Great Britain, as continued by W H Bartlett.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
W. H. Bartlett. / R. Wallis. / WORKINGTON. / (Cumberland.)
date:- 1840=1849
period:- 19th century, early

text:-
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Rules, printed sheet, Abstract of Rules and Laws for Workington Harbour, or Port of Workington, Cumberland, published by the trustees, 24 March 1791.
printed at top:-
ABSTRACT of RULES and LAWS For WORKINGTON HARBOUR ...
courtesy of Alan Taylor
date:- 1791
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

old directory:- Jollie 1811

Guide book, Jollie's Cumberland Guide and Directory, published by Francis Jollie and Sons, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1811.
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person:- sailor
date:- 1811
period:- 19th century, early; 1810s

old map:- Walker 1842

Chart, Position of all the Lighthouses in the British Isles, scale about 38 nautical miles to 1 inch, published by J and A Walker, 72 South Castle Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, 1842.
marked with a harbour light
Workington - Two Lights - shewn only whilst there is 8 feet depth in the Harbour
date:- 1842
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

photographs
A train was in the port loading containers onto container wagons at Prince of Wales Dock.
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button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- EWS Locomotive. -- 13.5.2011
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button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Train of UBC containers. -- 13.5.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- UBC bulk container on special wagon. -- 13.5.2011
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button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Crane for handling containers off a ship. -- 13.5.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Crane for handling containers off a ship. -- 13.5.2011
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button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- UBC Containers. -- 13.5.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- UBC Containers. -- 13.5.2011

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tiny photograph, 
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tiny photograph, 
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photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 14.5.2007
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button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Sea marks for the harbour channel. -- 14.5.2007
tiny photograph, 
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tiny photograph, 
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Old building, some sort of port office? on the road out to the John Pier.
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button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- NX98652929 (at) -- 5.11.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Port of Workington -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- NX98652929 (at) -- 5.11.2010

button   beacon, Workington
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button   railway viaduct, Port of Workington
button   Workington Lifeboat Station, Workington

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