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Quay Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0532 / 54°3'11"N

Longitude: -2.8042 / 2°48'15"W

OS Eastings: 347448

OS Northings: 462209

OS Grid: SD474622

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVK.PT

Mapcode Global: WH846.WDV4

Entry Name: Quay Wall

Listing Date: 12 May 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469184

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/3/10000 Quay Wall


Quay wall. 1750-55, partially rebuilt in 1806. Built for The Lancaster Port Commission. Massive coursed squared Lancaster sandstone, With deep bull-nosed coping course at footway level. The battered wall defines the frontage of St George's Quay on the south-west bank of the River Lune, and is approx. 400 metres long, extending south-east from an inset 40 metres east of Carlisle (railway) Bridge, to a raised abutment adjacent to the railway viaduct at the junction ofSt George's Quay and Lune Square. At the south-east end, the quay wall incorporates 2 steeply ramped slipways with setted surfaces. This part of the wall has raised parapet walls with rounded copings. HISTORY: the Lancaster Port Commission was established in 1750 to take advantage of favourable trading conditions in the Baltic and the West Indies. The Commission established the port and associated facilities, and sought to improve navigation on the River Lune. The construction of the Quay Wall represented an essential first step in the development of port facilities at Lancaster. It stands close to the frontage range of C18 and C19 warehouses and the Customs House, all of which were built following the establishment of the quay, and with which the Quay Wall has strong group value.

Listing NGR: SD4744762208

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

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