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Immingham, County Hotel
Immingham, County Hotel
Immingham, County Hotel

This large hotel on Pelham Road was built in 1913.

Eminent visitors to the hotel include King George V and Lord Louis Mountbatten.

postcard by Fitzwilliams, Ilford, undated

Immingham, County Hotel
Immingham, Dock
Immingham, Dock
Immingham, Dock

This aerial view of Immingham Dock, probably dating from the inter-war period, shows the extensive railway marshalling yard.

The dock opened in 1912. Its area was 45 acres (about 18Ha) and the full length of quayage almost 6000 ft (about 1800m).

The Dock Offices is the red building to the left of the dock entrance.

In the left foreground: the eastern jetty with passenger station. In the right foreground: the western jetty with coal hoist.

Jay-em-Jay postcard, undated

Immingham, dock, aerial view
Immingham, Dock Offices
Immingham, Dock Offices
Immingham, Dock Offices

The Dock Offices are located alongside the dock entrance (on the south side).

The sea lock, near the offices and flanked by deep-water piers, is 840ft (256m) long, 90ft (27m) wide and sill (minimum depth) 28ft (9m) at low water.

undated postcard

Immingham, dock offices
Immingham, Dock, Coal Hoists
Immingham, Dock, Coal Hoists
Immingham, Dock, Coal Hoists

The coal handling plant was one of the most important features of the early 20th century port.

There 7 coal hoists in the dock, one of which is movable. Alongside each hoist are eight sets of metals each capable of holding 40 rail wagons.

Each coal hoist is capable of shipping 700 tons per hour.

FCC series postcard, undated

 

 

Immingham, dock coal hoist
Immingham, Dock, Coal Hoists
Immingham, Dock, Coal Hoists
Immingham, Dock, Coal Hoists

Artist's impression of the coal hoists on the western quay of the port.

Great Central Railway postcard, 1926

Immingham, dock coal hoist, GCR
Immingham, Dock, Eastern Jetty
Immingham, Dock, Eastern Jetty
Immingham, Dock, Eastern Jetty

The eastern deep-water jetty was used as a passenger station.

In the 1920s liners from the Orient Steam Navigation Company, the Blue Star Line and the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company took passengers on cruises to Scandinavia.

Great Central Railway postcard, undated

Immingham, dock, eastern jetty, Orient Steam Navigation Company, Blue Star Line, Royal Mail Packet C
Immingham, Dock, Granary
Immingham, Dock, Granary
Immingham, Dock, Granary

The granary was at the east end of the dock. It had a capacity of 15,000 tons and was fitted with a marine elevator capable of discharging 150 tons of grain per hour.

Great Central Railway post card, c.1920

 

Immingham, granary
Immingham, Dock, Heavy Cargo Crane
Immingham, Dock, Heavy Cargo Crane
Immingham, Dock, Heavy Cargo Crane

This is a 50 ton crane with luffing jib. It was used for lifing pig iron and timber.

In the right background can be seen the Dock Offices at the entrance to the dock.

 


Immingham, dock, heavy cargo crane
Immingham, Dock, Timber Quay
Immingham, Dock, Timber Quay
Immingham, Dock, Timber Quay

The north-west arm of the dock forms a timber pond of 6 acres, with deep water berth, to deal with all descriptions of timber.

A large area is set aside for storage of timber served by five 30cwt steam cranes.

postcard from Christopher Ketchell Collection, undated

Immingham, dock, timber quay, Christopher Ketchell Collection
Immingham, Dock, Western Coal Jetty
Immingham, Dock, Western Coal Jetty
Immingham, Dock, Western Coal Jetty

There is a single coal hoist on the western jetty which enables a vessel to come alongside direct from the sea and leave again without entering the dock.

Great Central Railway postcard, undated

Immingham, western coal jetty
Immingham, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Immingham, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Immingham, Primitive Methodist Chapel

This chapel in Pelham Road was opened by the Primitive Methodists in 1911, replacing an earlier one on the same site built in 1856.

Two other Methodist societies in the village joined the local congregation to form a new society here in 1965.

Undated postcard

Immingham, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew

St Andrew’s lies in ‘old’ Immingham.

The Tower and clerestory are Perpendicular and the nave thirteenth-century though some Norman work remains.

There are many memorials to ships and seamen lost during the First World War.

A church worth seeking out.

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church
Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew

The tower and clerestory of St Andrew's are ashlar faced and are Perpendicular in style.

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church
Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew

This view of St Andrew's church from the north-east shows the Perpendicular windows of the north aisle.

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church
Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew

View of St Andrew's church from the south.

Jay-em-Jay series postcard, undated

Immingham, St Andrew
Immingham, St Andrew, capital
Immingham, St Andrew, capital
Immingham, St Andrew, capital

The pier and capital between one of the bays in the north aisle, dating from the late 13th century.

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church, capital
Immingham, St Andrew, grotesque
Immingham, St Andrew, grotesque
Immingham, St Andrew, grotesque
Immingham, St Andrew church, grotesque
Immingham, St Andrew, grotesque
Immingham, St Andrew, grotesque
Immingham, St Andrew, grotesque
Immingham, St Andrew church, grotesque
Immingham, St Andrew, interior
Immingham, St Andrew, interior
Immingham, St Andrew, interior

The south arcade (right) dates from the early 13th century; the north arcade (left), with octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches, is late 13th century.

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church,
Immingham, St Andrew, royal arms
Immingham, St Andrew, royal arms
Immingham, St Andrew, royal arms

A rare Royal Arms from the short reign of James II (1685-1688).

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church, royal arms, James II
Immingham, St Andrew, south door
Immingham, St Andrew, south door
Immingham, St Andrew, south door

This simple doorway in the south wall dates from the early 13th century.

July 2014

Immingham, St Andrew church, south door
Immingham, Worker's Cottage
Immingham, Worker's Cottage
Immingham, Worker's Cottage

In 1907, Price, Wills and Reeve, the contractors building Immingham Docks, built temporary housing for their workers.

This bungalow on Pelham Road with its timber frame clad in corrugated iron sheets, is a surviving example.

It is now a listed building.

Frank Robinson, January 2015

Immingham, cottage, corrugate iron, Price, Wills and Reeve