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Island Quay (Cei Ynys)

A Grade II Listed Building in Conwy, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2804 / 53°16'49"N

Longitude: -3.8221 / 3°49'19"W

OS Eastings: 278609

OS Northings: 377479

OS Grid: SH786774

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZRH.9S

Mapcode Global: WH654.8T62

Entry Name: Island Quay (Cei Ynys)

Listing Date: 30 December 2005

Last Amended: 30 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87425

Location: Immediately SE of the Tubular bridge on the R bank of Afon Conwy.

County: Conwy

Town: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Locality: Afon Conwy

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

A small quay served by 2 sidings on the Chester & Holyhead Railway. The line to the quay was brought into use in 1852, enabling slate, fish etc. from the Conwy Valley for transhipment to the railway. The track to the quay was used as storage sidings after opening of the line to Betws y Coed. The quay is shown with crane on the 1890 Ordnance Survey.

Exterior

An L-shaped quay of rubble-stone, approximately 35m NW-SE by 75m NE-SW. The quayside retains one iron mooring post and a cast-iron crane.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a surviving C19 wharf relating to river and rail transport, and for its contribution to the historical integrity of bridges and associated features spanning the Afon Conwy.

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