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One of 5 Capstans adjoining Gates to Entrance Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7098 / 51°42'35"N

Longitude: -5.0384 / 5°2'18"W

OS Eastings: 190182

OS Northings: 205600

OS Grid: SM901056

Mapcode National: GBR G5.XBYK

Mapcode Global: VH1RY.M983

Plus Code: 9C3PPX56+WM

Entry Name: One of 5 Capstans adjoining Gates to Entrance Lock

Listing Date: 20 August 1975

Last Amended: 22 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12865

Building Class: Transport

Location: Two capstans flank lock-gate at S entry to dock, two flank N end of entrance lock and one more is nearby at N end of quay between lock and the marina basin.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Milford Haven (Aberdaugleddau)

Community: Milford Haven

Locality: The Docks

Built-Up Area: Milford Haven

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Made by the Butterley Co of Derbyshire for the new docks, constructed l874-88. One capstan is visible in the photograph of the first boat, the trawler 'Sybil', to enter the new dock 27.9.l888.


l888 set of circular cast-iron capstans, hand-operated and designed to move entrance lock gate and caissons at exits from lock and from adjoining dry dock. Inscribed on the top 'l888 Butterley Company. Single Purchase-Peg In. Double Purchase-Peg out.'

Reasons for Listing

Group value with other listed items on quaysides at docks.

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