Bagillt Dock was one of the most important docks on the Dee. It had a regular passenger service running between Liverpool, Hoylake and Parkgate. A return fare to Liverpool would have cost about 17 pence in the mid 1800's. The docks also handled large quantities of coal and lead ore from the mines in Bagillt. Like the Dee itself, business tended to ebb and flow until the new railways dawned and finally killed off the docks.