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Quay Walls and Bollards Around Cumberland Basin

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4478 / 51°26'51"N

Longitude: -2.6208 / 2°37'14"W

OS Eastings: 356954

OS Northings: 172267

OS Grid: ST569722

Mapcode National: GBR C2M.9V

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JWB1

Plus Code: 9C3VC9XH+4M

Entry Name: Quay Walls and Bollards Around Cumberland Basin

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202185

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379470

Location: Hotwells and Harbourside, Bristol, BS1

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Holy Trinity with St Andrew the Less and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST5672 CUMBERLAND BASIN, Floating Harbour
901-1/41/1283 Quay walls and bollards around
04/03/77 Cumberland Basin


Quay walls and bollards. 1803-1809. By William Jessop. Altered
1867-73. Granite and Pennant with limestone ashlar and
cast-iron. Dressed quay kerbs and Pennant quay walls, with
mooring bollards, to sides of the Cumberland basin, North
Entrance and North Junction Locks.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Cumberland Basin and South Junction Lock (qv)
form part of Jessop's 1804 W entrance to his floating harbour,
with the South Junction Lock (qv), and Brunel's South Entrance
Lock (qv). The North Entrance Lock and North Junction Lock
were built by the Docks Engineer Thomas Howard in 1867-73. The
Floating Harbour provided a large non-tidal area in the Port
of Bristol for the first time, a long-planned and much-delayed
development. Though incapable of counterbalancing the port's
inadequacies relative to its rivals such as Liverpool and
London, it had a profound effect on the commercial and
industrial history and geography of the city, and thereby its
(Lord J and Southam J: The Floating Harbour: Bristol: 1983-:

Listing NGR: ST5695472267

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