A HIDDEN historic Victorian dockland policeman’s hut has been restored as part of the Liverpool Waters scheme.
The Police Hut, at Collingwood Dock, stands north of the Bascule Bridge and lies hidden behind the dock wall, with its chimney visible from Regent Road.
The hut, built in the 1890s, was used by Mersey Docks & Harbour Board Police Force who patrolled the quaysides and manned the dock gates.
These small policemen’s huts were built at intervals along the inner face of the wall, providing officers with shelter from the cold and rain.
Each is built of decorative brick with a slate roof and was equipped with a fireplace, a bench and a window from which to keep watch.
The restoration, by the locally-based Repair Services UK, is part of Peel Group’s efforts to conserve historic structures within its Liverpool Waters site.
Ian Pollitt, of Peel Group, said, “The Police Hut is an important part of the dock heritage and we want to retain this and other historical buildings within the Liverpool Waters site. We are delighted with Repair Services’ work.”