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
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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

Contact Details

David John 01483 252036

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England