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Description: Boat Hoist on East Side of Aldam Dock
Date Listed: 18 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 165277
OS Grid Reference: SE7463123294
OS Grid Coordinates: 474631, 423294
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7008, -0.8710
GOOLE AIRE STREET
(west side, off)
14/52 Boat hoist on east side
of Aldam Dock
18.4.86 (formerly listed as Aldam
Dock Boat Hoist)
Boat hoist. c1862, invented by W H Bartholomew to transfer coal from canal
barge coal compartments into seagoing vessels. Framework of cast-iron
girders stands on ashlar abutments and carries weather-boarded cabins and
turret with asphalted roofs. 5-stage tower in pyramidal form with
semicircular roofed cabin to fifth stage surmounted by tapering domed
turret. Tall 3-storey compartment to east side. 12-pane Yorkshire sashes
to first 2 storeys. Additional later cast-iron gantry to full height of
structure over waterside to assist machinery controlling coal shoot. Cradle
at base is submerged below compartment boat which is raised on hydraulic
cylinders to third stage where cradle tipping cylinder tips compartment boat
to project coal down shoot into hold of waiting vessel. Buffers and clamp
rectify tipped emptied compartment which is then returned hydraulically in
the cradle back to the water. Upper cabins and tower house haulage gear.
The compartment boats were popularly known as Tom Puddings, hence the
familiar local name for the structures is "Tom Pudding Hoists". They were
peculiar to Goole and originally there were 5. Two now remain; the other is
adjacent to South Dock (qv Item 10/55). Disused'at time of resurvey.
150 Years of'the Port of Goole, British Waterways Board; Waterway World,
Listing NGR: SE7462423294
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Source: English Heritage
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