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Old Naval Yard Crane

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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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

Plus Code: 9F33W7VR+V2

Entry Name: Old Naval Yard Crane

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366522

Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12

County: Essex

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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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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