This collection consists of a copy of Francis Pickernell's report to the Commissioners of the Whitby Piers and Harbour Board. The report is an overview of the work undertaken during Pickernell's tenure as Dock Engineer, 1822-1861, and of future needs.
Pickernell, Francis, 1796-1871, engineer of Whitby, North Riding of Yorkshire
Whitby Piers and Harbour Board
Whitby, North Riding of Yorkshire
Administrative / biographical background:
This item was donated by Mrs E Snaith in July 1970.
The Whitby Piers and Harbour Board operated under an Act of Parliament of 1702 for the improvement of Whitby Harbour and which provided revenue in the form of "Passing Tolls" and duty on goods landed. The Passing Tolls were abolished in 1861, and the Board in 1906, responsibility for the Harbour being passed to the Whitby Urban District Council.
Francis Pickernell was engineer for the Trustees of the Whitby Piers and Harbour Board from 1822 to 1861, which position had been held by his grandfather Jonathan up to 1812 (Francis' father, also Jonathan, had been engineer to the Commissioners of the Sunderland Harbour Board).
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