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The Treadwheel Crane

A Grade II* Listed Building in Guildford, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2354 / 51°14'7"N

Longitude: -0.5771 / 0°34'37"W

OS Eastings: 499434

OS Northings: 149434

OS Grid: SU994494

Mapcode National: GBR FCJ.JWY

Mapcode Global: VHFVM.Y68R

Entry Name: The Treadwheel Crane

Listing Date: 1 May 1953

Last Amended: 15 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1377866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289006

Location: Guildford, Surrey, GU1

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Town: Guildford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holy Trinity

Built-Up Area: Guildford

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Guildford Holy Trinity and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

(West Side)
1/5/53 The Treadwheel Crane
(Formerly listed in
Friary Street as
Crane House)


Treadwheel crane. Late C17/C18, repaired in C18 and C19, dismantled and re-erected
on present site in c.1970. Timber framed with oak weatherboard cladding and plain-
tiled roof. Two framed bays, one open with arched braces. Queen-strut clasped-
purlin roof to clad bay. Braced crane hoist to east with chain linking to main
treadwheel, approximately 5 metres in diameter and 1½ metres wide. The crane was
powered by two men in the treadwheel and was last used to transport the stone for
Guildford Cathedral (q.v.) in c.1960, and is believed to have been the last working
example in Great Britain.
The Treadwheel Crane is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Surrey Monument Number 145.

Listing NGR: SU9943449434

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

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