Historical UK Tide Gauge Data

Scope and Content

This collection offers registered users the chance to search UK sea level records, including some of the UK's earliest recorded sea level data from Sheerness – a port on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

Records available include several large datasets of tide gauge charts and ledgers from around the UK. Ledger entries from six Liverpool locations – provided by the Mersey Docks & Harbour Company – and tide gauge charts from the Port of Belfast are also included in the collection.

Access Information

Unless otherwise stated, content within this collection is licensed under Creative Commons.


This is a description of an Online Resource. Online Resources are websites that describe, interpret and provide access to archives. They often provide access to digital content but they may also describe physical materials. They usually cover a theme or topic, such as an individual, a movement, or an important historical event.


A Jisc funded digitisation initiative. Publisher: British Oceanographic Data Centre

Additional Information

The collection is of particular use to those studying and researching climate change, storm surges and tides that affect operational oceanography and civil engineering related to marine environments, such as flood defences.

Registered users can search records by recording station, time period, originator or data theme, e.g. – sea level, wind speed or air temperature.

Permission must be sought from the collection owners before re-use of the material and there are more details on this in the Copyright section of the British Oceanographic Data Centre website.