SCRCA Location Type: Cattle Dock

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A cattle dock is a type of loading platform or loading dock (a.k.a. dock) that was specifically designed to facilitate the loading and unloading of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and geese. The platforms of cattle docks were usually higher than the platforms used by passengers. This allowed livestock to easily and safely walk between the dock platform and adjacent livestock wagons via level or gently-sloping temporary ramps. Cattle docks usually included two or more fenced enclosures (livestock pens) to keep individual wagon-loads of animals together and to stop the animals escaping.


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