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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: 1140601



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Maker-with-Rame


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Millbrook

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 61914

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SX 45 SW



Southdown Quays


Quays forming two basins. C18. Slatestone rubble, in pitched and horizontal bands, with granite copings; granite ashlar. The quays have battered walls, square-headed jetty to east has flight of granite steps in centre of head and flight of granite steps to south west side. This jetty forms the outer wall to the roughly rectangular basin to east. The second basin to the west is narrower, and has the west wall in slatestone rubble, the north and east walls in granite ashlar.

These quays were used for transporting bricks from the Southdown brickworks; there were formerly brick kilns and quarries to the north west and trackways for waggons to load the bricks. Part of the area adjacent to the quays is cobbled.

This area was first used c 1650, when there was a gunpowder works, probably associated with Plymouth dockyards. There were varied industrial uses of the site subsequently.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12 September 2017.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Brown, C G, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Plymouth and Millbrook, (1980)

National Grid Reference: SX4382352737


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