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Latitude: 50.7579 / 50°45'28"N
Longitude: -1.2902 / 1°17'24"W
OS Eastings: 450164
OS Northings: 95610
OS Grid: SZ501956
Mapcode National: GBR 89R.JLP
Mapcode Global: FRA 8752.R64
Entry Name: Clare Lallow's Grid Iron Yard
Listing Date: 12 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1224153
English Heritage Legacy ID: 420133
Location: East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32
County: Isle of Wight
Civil Parish: East Cowes
Built-Up Area: East Cowes
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight
Church of England Parish: East Cowest St James
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
Clare Lallow's Grid
SZ 59 NW
Former seaplane factory now boatyard. C1912 - 13. Red brick in English bond, corners
part header bond, with wide wooden eaves and hipped roof now covered in corrugated
iron sheeting. South side has 2 cambered door surrounds with rectangular fanlights,
plank doors and large 3 light casement. West side has 3 cambered arches and cambered
doorcases. East side has 6 large 3 light casements with wooden frames and concrete
lintols (one blocked). North side to River Medina has 4 post large wooden plank doors
and iron slipway. Interior has scientific kingpost roof with through purlins.
This building was originally built for the firm of J S White & Co for the construction
of seaplanes, the 1st being launched in May 1913. Production later moved to west
Cowes. Included as a very early seaplane factory. See Guide to Industrial Archaeology
of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Dr Edwin Course of Southampton University.
Listing NGR: SZ5016495610
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