The Boat Store, Sheerness Dockyard - Swale

Boat store, built in 1859. Since the destruction of the Crystal Palace and the first South Kensington Museum, this is the earliest surviving example of a multi-storey iron-frame and panel structure. Its condition is rapidly deteriorating. Discussions with the Local Planning Authority and Port Company about its repair and reuse are on-going.

The Boat Store, Sheerness Dockyard - Swale
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    SHED NUMBER 78 THE BOAT STORE BUILDING NUMBER 78
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1273160
    Local Planning Authority:
    Swale
    Site Type:
    Maritime > Dock and harbour installation

Location

    Building Name:
    The Boat Store
    Locality:
    Sheerness Dockyard
    County:
    Kent
    District / Borough:
    Swale
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Sittingbourne and Sheppey
    Region:
    South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Commercial company