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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: 1141209



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


District: Isles of Scilly

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Mary's

National Park: N/A

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Feb-1975

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 62474

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SV 90192 10788


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