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Dry Dock at Penzance Shipyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Penzance, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1173 / 50°7'2"N

Longitude: -5.5323 / 5°31'56"W

OS Eastings: 147583

OS Northings: 30106

OS Grid: SW475301

Mapcode National: GBR DXQC.NP8

Mapcode Global: VH12Z.294Y

Entry Name: Dry Dock at Penzance Shipyard

Listing Date: 6 March 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490122

Location: Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penzance

Built-Up Area: Penzance

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Penzance St Mary the Virgin with St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


866/0/10025 Dry Dock at Penzance Shipyard


Dry dock. 1900; built by Holmans. Rock-faced dressed granite. Rectangular on plan with tapered inner south east end. Excavated from bedrock which is partly exposed; the sides are battered and stepped revetments constructed of large rock-faced granite blocks with integral stone steps on either side by the mouth of the dock at the north west end. The lock gates are C20 replacements and there is a later iron bridge across the south east end for access to the shipyard.
A good example of a circa 1900 commercial dry dock and part of an unusually complete group of harbour structures at Penzance.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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