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Latitude: 52.2139 / 52°12'49"N
Longitude: -4.3577 / 4°21'27"W
OS Eastings: 239016
OS Northings: 259915
OS Grid: SN390599
Mapcode National: GBR DD.2MRH
Mapcode Global: VH3JQ.FM36
Entry Name: Retaining wall of Patent Slip
Listing Date: 15 February 1979
Last Amended: 31 January 1994
Source ID: 10769
Building Class: Maritime
Location: Situated at SW side of harbour, adjoining the lifeboat house.
Community: New Quay (Ceinewydd)
Community: New Quay
Built-Up Area: New Quay
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Long rubble stone retaining wall sloping upwards from beach to the cliff behind. Rubble stone in large roughly dressed blocks with raking parapet wall of similar material. Behind is the sloping slipway onto which ships were hauled by the patent slip mechanism installed 1863 and dismantled 1901. In 4 cavities on front wall are 4 massive iron rings with attached chains.
The slip was used principally for repairing or lengthening ships and was equipped with a cradle on iron rails.
Listed as a prominent enclosing feature to S end of harbour beach, and of historical interest as part of the shipbuilding history of New Quay.
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