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Breakwater, Adjoining Slipway and Retaining Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Sennen Cove, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.078 / 50°4'40"N

Longitude: -5.7045 / 5°42'16"W

OS Eastings: 135060

OS Northings: 26341

OS Grid: SW350263

Mapcode National: GBR DX9G.V4D

Mapcode Global: VH05M.29MJ

Entry Name: Breakwater, Adjoining Slipway and Retaining Walls

Listing Date: 15 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69895

Location: Sennen, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Sennen

Built-Up Area: Sennen Cove

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Sennen

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 32 NE
4/358 Breakwater, adjoining slipway and
- retaining walls
Breakwater, including adjoining slipway and retaining walls. Datestone 1908 on
breakwater. Built with money raised by public subscriptions raised by the "untiring
efforts" of Colonel H.W. Williams of St Ives, J.P._. Unhewn rockfaced granite
reinforced with concrete lacing on top the width of the- wall. Breakwater is of
granite rubble with granite dressings. Retaining walls are of roughly-hewn
vertically-set granite blocks.
Breakwater is straight on plan with curved end to deflect the prevailing waves. At
the landward end are adjoining retaining walls fronting a quay of former complex of
fishery buildings (the present car park). A wide slipway runs at an angle down to
the beach from this quay. The beach inside the breakwater is free of surface rocks,
probably cleared when the quay was erected.

Listing NGR: SW3506026341

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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