BRUNEL (ISAMBARD KINGDOM) Estimates and plans for the construction of docks at Gloucester for the Gloucester Dean Forest Railway in 1846
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BRUNEL (ISAMBARD KINGDOM) Estimates and plans for the construction of docks at Gloucester for the Gloucester Dean Forest Railway in 1846
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BRUNEL (ISAMBARD KINGDOM)
Estimates and plans for the construction of docks at Gloucester for the Gloucester Dean Forest Railway in 1846, comprising Brunel's estimate at £34,000, signed ("IKBrunel") and dated 31 May 1847; the engraved and letterpress plan for the proposed dock, 1846, issued in the name of 'I.K. Brunel, Esq., Engineer'; lists of the owners and tenants of property to be affected, issued by Whitcombe, Helps & Wemyss of Gloucester, 1846; plus separate lists of owners, lessees and occupiers, as well as a printed copy of the subscription contract, all deposited by William Wakeford on 3 June 1847, some dust-staining, printed plan with light damp-staining, folio, 4to and 8vo, 1846-1847

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  • The new dock was designed for the Sharpness Canal – whereby sea-going vessels had access to Gloucester, avoiding the River Severn at the point where tides interrupted naviagion. This connected with Brunel's broad gauge railway network: the plan shows the route of the proposed railway running parallel to the proposed new dock in South Hamlet and abutting at right angles the existing canal.
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