Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1141209

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1975

Statutory Address: THE PIER


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Statutory Address: THE PIER

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

District: Isles of Scilly (Unitary Authority)

Parish: St. Mary's

National Park: N/A

National Grid Reference: SV 90192 10788


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SV9010 HUGH TOWN 1358-0/8/39 The Pier 12/02/75


Quay and breakwater. Begun by Francis Godolphin soon after 1601, rebuilt 1740 and 1748; new pier extending north to Rat Island built 1835-8 for Augustus Smith, Lord Proprietor of the Islands; lengthened 1889 for the flower trade. Granite rubble to earlier arm into harbour partly in vertically-coursed dry stonewall technique, and shaped granite blockwork to later arms. Breakwater has canted wall on sea side. Two granite piers at south entrance and cast-iron upturned cannon reused as bollards. The construction of a pier for the new harbour, St. Mary's Port, was associated with the fortification of the Hugh begun by Godolphin which included Star Castle and the Garrison walls (q.v.). (B.H. St.J.O'Neil: Isles of Scilly: London (HMSO): 1950-: 26; Borlase, William: Observations on the .... Islands of Scilly: Oxford: 1754-: 14).

Listing NGR: SV9019210788


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Legacy System number: 62474

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Books and journals
Borlase, W, Observations on the Antiquities of the Islands of Scilly, (1754), 14
O'Neil, BH St J , Isles of Scilly, (1950), 26

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