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Building Slip No. 1

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6973 / 51°41'50"N

Longitude: -4.9571 / 4°57'25"W

OS Eastings: 195736

OS Northings: 203979

OS Grid: SM957039

Mapcode National: GBR G7.W2DW

Mapcode Global: VH1S0.1L6Q

Entry Name: Building Slip No. 1

Listing Date: 18 January 1974

Last Amended: 18 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14391

Building Class: Maritime

Location: Situated towards NW corner of dockyard just E of Carr Jetty.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Pembroke Dock (Doc Penfro)

Community: Pembroke Dock

Locality: The Dockland

Built-Up Area: Pembroke Dock

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Circa 1845 shipbuilding slip with limestone ashlar stepped sides and granite copings.

Slips Nos 1 and 2 were built W of the original Dockyard wall probably 1843-5, in 1841 Slip No 3 was still called No 1, and in 1847 the iron shipbuilding sheds for both new slips were begun. Length in 1858 was 265 feet, extended to 329 feet by 1891.

Exterior

C20 concrete base. Sides have lowest step with limestone coping, taller main step (or 'altar'), granite-coped and stepped down at seaward end. Two or three topmost granite steps, stepped dwon at seaward end. Flight of steps inset each side. Considerable C20 alterations in concrete, the S end extended inland.

Reasons for Listing

One of only four of the shipbuilding slips to remain from 13 listed in 1981.

Group value with other listed structures in Pembroke Dockyard.

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