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In the early 19th C John Rennie (the elder) built the Humber Dock, complete with bridges, locks and warehouses. This was shortly followed by Princes Dock in 1829, Railway Dock in 1846, and Victoria Dock in 1850.
Even before completion the Humber Docks were the 3rd largest for imports in England after London and Liverpool; and fourth for exports. Because of its commercial activity it was heavily damaged during the Second World War and the original dock built in the 18th C is now a garden.