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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1119687



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-May-1997

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469184

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1685-1/3/10000 Quay Wall


Quay wall. 1750-55, partially rebuilt in 1806. Built for The Lancaster Port Commission. Massive coursed squared Lancaster sandstone, With deep bull-nosed coping course at footway level. The battered wall defines the frontage of St George's Quay on the south-west bank of the River Lune, and is approx. 400 metres long, extending south-east from an inset 40 metres east of Carlisle (railway) Bridge, to a raised abutment adjacent to the railway viaduct at the junction ofSt George's Quay and Lune Square. At the south-east end, the quay wall incorporates 2 steeply ramped slipways with setted surfaces. This part of the wall has raised parapet walls with rounded copings. HISTORY: the Lancaster Port Commission was established in 1750 to take advantage of favourable trading conditions in the Baltic and the West Indies. The Commission established the port and associated facilities, and sought to improve navigation on the River Lune. The construction of the Quay Wall represented an essential first step in the development of port facilities at Lancaster. It stands close to the frontage range of C18 and C19 warehouses and the Customs House, all of which were built following the establishment of the quay, and with which the Quay Wall has strong group value.

Listing NGR: SD4744762208

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National Grid Reference: SD 47448 62209


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