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The Quay

A Grade II Listed Building in Conwy, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.281 / 53°16'51"N

Longitude: -3.8259 / 3°49'33"W

OS Eastings: 278359

OS Northings: 377555

OS Grid: SH783775

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZQH.HK

Mapcode Global: WH654.6SDL

Entry Name: The Quay

Listing Date: 8 October 1981

Last Amended: 5 May 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3315

Building Class: Maritime

Location: Extending SE from the outer side of the town wall at Porth Bach.

County: Conwy

Town: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Locality: Walled town

Built-Up Area: Conwy

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Described by Robert Williams as built in 1833 for £1,300. The main trade of Conwy port was in transhipment of slates and so it did not need a large harbour.


A quay wall of coursed dressed stone in large blocks, with coping. It is approximately 100m long NW-SE. At the SE end a return has been obscured by lengthening of the quay in 2005. At the NW end the return incorporates stone steps with later iron hand rail, and then the quay continues for another 10m where it is abutted by a C20 concrete terraced sea wall. On the quay are 6 later hollow cast-iron mooring posts infilled with concrete. Two are stamped 'Stanton H 1936'. There are also 2 iron mooring rings on the coping course.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as well-preserved C19 quay wall and steps making an important contribution to the overall historical integrity of the town, and illustrataive of its C19 economy.

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