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Train Ferry Berth

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9467 / 51°56'47"N

Longitude: 1.2837 / 1°17'1"E

OS Eastings: 625768

OS Northings: 232668

OS Grid: TM257326

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.TLV

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.6BHJ

Entry Name: Train Ferry Berth

Listing Date: 17 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187897

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366518

Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Harwich

Built-Up Area: Harwich

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: The Harwich Peninsula

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


609-1/2/46 Train Ferry Berth


Gantry tower for train ferry. Fabricated 1916. For War Office
at Richborough. Erected on present site 1923 by LNER. Steel
girder construction clad with steel sheet; timber piling and
fenders. 2 steel towers with raked supports with a covered-in
machinery platform and cabin spanning between them at high
level. A girder platform of 2 rail tracks width, hinged at its
landward end is suspended from the gantry and is adjusted
according to the state of tide.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the gantry is the earliest cross-channel
train ferry terminal to be built in England. When located at
Richborough it enabled a daily through train service supplying
Allied armies during World War I.

Listing NGR: TM2576832668

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