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Latitude: 51.9447 / 51°56'40"N
Longitude: 1.29 / 1°17'24"E
OS Eastings: 626212
OS Northings: 232468
OS Grid: TM262324
Mapcode National: GBR VQR.2YV
Mapcode Global: VHLCG.9DV1
Entry Name: Old Naval Yard Crane
Listing Date: 25 September 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187899
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366522
Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12
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
TM2632SW HARWICH GREEN
609-1/3/47 Old Naval Yard Crane
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
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