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Southdown Quays

A Grade II Listed Building in Millbrook, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3538 / 50°21'13"N

Longitude: -4.1967 / 4°11'48"W

OS Eastings: 243823

OS Northings: 52737

OS Grid: SX438527

Mapcode National: GBR NT.W1VV

Mapcode Global: FRA 2833.DVG

Entry Name: Southdown Quays

Listing Date: 26 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140601

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61914

Location: Millbrook, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Millbrook

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SX 45 SW



Southdown Quays


Quays forming two basins. C18. Slatestone rubble, in pitched and horizontal bands, with granite copings; granite ashlar. The quays have battered walls, square-headed jetty to east has flight of granite steps in centre of head and flight of granite steps to south west side. This jetty forms the outer wall to the roughly rectangular basin to east. The second basin to the west is narrower, and has the west wall in slatestone rubble, the north and east walls in granite ashlar.

These quays were used for transporting bricks from the Southdown brickworks; there were formerly brick kilns and quarries to the north west and trackways for waggons to load the bricks. Part of the area adjacent to the quays is cobbled.

This area was first used c 1650, when there was a gunpowder works, probably associated with Plymouth dockyards. There were varied industrial uses of the site subsequently.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12 September 2017.

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