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Retaining wall of Patent Slip

A Grade II Listed Building in New Quay, Ceredigion

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10769

Building Class: Maritime

Location: Situated at SW side of harbour, adjoining the lifeboat house.

County: Ceredigion

Community: New Quay (Ceinewydd)

Community: New Quay

Built-Up Area: New Quay

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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