Clare Lallow's Grid Iron Yard

1 Aug 1999
Clare Lallow's Grid Iron Yard, Castle Street, East Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO32 6JT
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

CASTLE STREET 1. 5270 Cowes Clare Lallow's Grid Iron Yard SZ 59 NW 5/140 II 2. Former seaplane factory now boatyard. C1912 - 13. Red brick in English bond, corners part header bond, with wide wooden eaves and hipped roof now covered in corrugated iron sheeting. South side has 2 cambered door surrounds with rectangular fanlights, plank doors and large 3 light casement. West side has 3 cambered arches and cambered doorcases. East side has 6 large 3 light casements with wooden frames and concrete lintols (one blocked). North side to River Medina has 4 post large wooden plank doors and iron slipway. Interior has scientific kingpost roof with through purlins.

This building was originally built for the firm of J S White & Co for the construction of seaplanes, the 1st being launched in May 1913. Production later moved to west Cowes. Included as a very early seaplane factory. See Guide to Industrial Archaeology of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Dr Edwin Course of Southampton University.

Listing NGR: SZ5016495610


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1751 IOE Records taken by Robert Rudd; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Rev Robert Rudd. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rudd, Robert

Rights Holder: Rudd, Robert


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