OLD NAVAL YARD CRANE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1187899
Date first listed:
25-Sep-1951
Statutory Address:
OLD NAVAL YARD CRANE, HARWICH GREEN

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD NAVAL YARD CRANE, HARWICH GREEN

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

County:
Essex
District:
Tendring (District Authority)
Parish:
Harwich
National Grid Reference:
TM 26212 32468

Details

HARWICH

TM2632SW HARWICH GREEN 609-1/3/47 Old Naval Yard Crane 25/09/51

II*

Crane. 1667. Originally constructed in old Navy Yard but much rebuilt and moved here in 1930. 'House Crane' of timber-framing with clay pantile hipped roof and semicircular curved felt roof over projecting boom. Walls are black weatherboarded over lower two-thirds and open framed above. 4 bays of substantial framing with reversed assembly, St Andrews cross bracing in ends, mid rail girts and 2 front bays have inverted knees on sole plate. Centrally mounted axle for pair of 5m diameter treadwheels which incorporate old clasping spokes, stop-chamfered and with carpenter's marks. Top plate has LA, WR 1799 inscribed on soffit. In front is a raked and braced boom, mounted on vertical pivoting post with hanging knee strengthening the spandrel. The boom has scallop-shaped moulding and ogee on soffit, which could be C17. Probably oldest surviving structure of its kind in Britain. (RCHME: Essex NE: 1922-: 134 (2)).

Listing NGR: TM2621232468

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
366522
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex North East, (1922), 134

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 15 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/08270/20
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