St Andrew’s Dock opened in 1883 and although originally intended to serve the coal industry it was used exclusively by the booming fishing trade along the Humber. Following initial success the dock was extended and had new slipways installed for boat repair. Little upgrade took place after 1930 and in 1975 the dock was closed permanently.
The entire dock was filled in with silt throughout the late 1970s and into the 80s and a retail park now stands on what was the Westernmost part of St Andrew’s. What remains is silted land and some of the buildings which were crucial during the dock’s heyday.
Before the land was reclaimed from the sea, ships were able to dock right in front of the Lord Line Building shown in above photograph. You can see the historical comparison here.