Hammerhead Crane, Thetis Road, West Cowes, Cowes - Isle of Wight (UA)

Giant cantilever crane, also called 'hammerhead' crane, built 1911. One of a handful of this type of crane now surviving in the world, and witness to a major local industry. Disused and surrounded by a potential development site. Historic England has been assisting the Local Authority with grant aid and technical advice. Essential holding repairs to the legs and upper structure have been undertaken under the auspices of Urgent Works Notices. Historic England has grant-aided a feasibility study and will work closely with all stakeholders on the site to secure the full repair of the Crane.

Hammerhead Crane, Thetis Road, West Cowes, Cowes - Isle of Wight (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    HAMMERHEAD CRANE AT J S WHITE SHIPYARD
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1390949
    Local Planning Authority:
    Isle of Wight (UA)
    Site Type:
    Transport > Lifting and winding structure

Location

    Building Name:
    Hammerhead Crane
    Street Name:
    Thetis Road
    Locality:
    West Cowes
    Unitary Authority:
    Isle of Wight (UA)
    Parish:
    Cowes
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Isle of Wight
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    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:
    Private