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Old Sail Loft (Drawbridge Warehouse)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cardigan, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.0829 / 52°4'58"N

Longitude: -4.6625 / 4°39'45"W

OS Eastings: 217662

OS Northings: 246070

OS Grid: SN176460

Mapcode National: GBR CZ.BXVP

Mapcode Global: VH2MP.4XG4

Entry Name: Old Sail Loft (Drawbridge Warehouse)

Listing Date: 23 February 1999

Last Amended: 23 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21391

Building Class: Maritime

Location: On E side of street, built into slope, almost opposite footbridge over Afon Mwldan.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Cardigan (Aberteifi)

Community: Cardigan

Built-Up Area: Cardigan

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Early C19, with loft converted to full storey in late C19. Probably the building marked on Wood's 1834 Map. Possibly the premises of Rees Rees, blockmaker in 1830, and occupied by sailmakers from mid C19. Appears in photo of c1869; advertised for sale as warehouse and sail-loft, 1884; by 1898, occupied by Western Counties Co-operative Association Ltd.


Warehouse and sail loft. Four storeys, three windows; local brown stone with some alterations in red brick; slate roof, chimney to R. On ground floor, central sliding door is flanked by casement windows. Above this, 3 storeys with central loading doors (now converted to windows with casement glazing and red brick infill); on first and second floors, small windows to outer bays, sash glazing to first floor, casement glazing to second floor. On top floor, outer bays have larger tripartite small-pane sashes. North elevation shored-up at time of inspection. To rear, single storey at level with rear lane. To S, attached much altered block, and taller block in stone on corner with rear lane.

Reasons for Listing

Early C19 warehouse and sail loft, part of maritime history of Cardigan.

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