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Store, Old Boiler Shop & Sawmill buildings at Marine Yard

A Grade II Listed Building in Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.3127 / 53°18'45"N

Longitude: -4.6297 / 4°37'46"W

OS Eastings: 224905

OS Northings: 382754

OS Grid: SH249827

Mapcode National: GBR GMYY.825

Mapcode Global: WH314.VZKS

Plus Code: 9C5Q897C+34

Entry Name: Store, Old Boiler Shop & Sawmill buildings at Marine Yard

Listing Date: 17 October 1986

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5737

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Opposite Water Street.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Holyhead (Caergybi)

Community: Holyhead

Built-Up Area: Holyhead

Traditional County: Anglesey

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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Part of a large group of marine workshop buildings, built between 1858 and 1880.


To NW, tall single storey sawmill building grey green rubble with pale dressings, modern corrugated roof. Two bay SW gable with centre pilaster and inclined eaves bands, blocked arch openings on 2 levels. Five bay main flank with irregular arched openings and fixed small-pane metal lights; small lean-to extension. Blind NE gable with modern timber doors replacing arched openings. Taller cross range of old boiler shop runs to rear with similar external pilaster and eaves band treatment. Tall ground floor arched windows with fixed lights. Slate roof with external chimney through eaves facing Smithy. One storey lean-to extension along full length of NE face.

One storey stores building (formerly Smithy) with hipped slate roof (blanked off lantern/ventilator), brick heads to arched ground floor windows, fixed small-pane metal lights; later broad openings with metal lintels. Sawmill retains belt-driven saw on rails, by T Robinson of Rochdale. Interior of Old Boiler Shop opens through a massive arch with wooden doors to Boiler Shop at right angles. Old Boiler Shop retains brick pilasters with corbelled out rails for original travelling crane with ratchet mechanism. Stores interior has brick pilasters and arches to inner gable formerly linking to Boiler Shop; side arches for drive belts. Open timber roofs.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of a (probably) unique group of purpose-built marine service buildings at a major British ferry port.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Fitting, Boiler and Smithy Shops
    Opposite Water Street. Irregular group of 3 parallel ranges to rear (NW) of office and stores building, the Smithy overlooks Victoria Road.
  • II Office and Stores Building
    Part of a large group of marine workshop buildings opposite Water Street, this block behind Fitting, Boiler, and Smithy Shops facing harbour.
  • II Sailmakers, Seamstresses and Polishers Workshops
    Opposite Cross Street.
  • II Lower Churchyard Walls and Gateway
    Below St Cybi’s Church, parallel to road enclosing lower level of churchyard.
  • I St Cybi's Church
    In chuchyard overlooking inner harbour, entered by archway from Market Square.
  • I Walls of upper churchyard
    Between Stanley Street and Victoria Road enclosing St Gybi’s Church, and Capel-y-Bedd, entered by gateway from Market Square.
  • II Stanley House
    At SE corner of Churchyard, adjacent to entrance arches, with rear facing over Holyhead inner harbour.
  • II Capel y Bedd
    In churchyard overlooking inner harbour, entered by archway from Market Square. To S of St Gybi’s Church near archway to churchyard.

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