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©  Norman Wigg

IoE Number: 289006
Location: THE TREADWHEEL CRANE, MILLBROOK (west side)
  GUILDFORD, GUILDFORD, SURREY
Photographer: Norman Wigg
Date Photographed: 23 May 2001
Date listed: 01 May 1953
Date of last amendment: 15 March 1988
Grade II*

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SU 99 49SW GUILDFORD MILLBROOK (West Side) 7/141 1/5/53 The Treadwheel Crane (Formerly listed in Friary Street as Crane House) II* Treadwheel crane. Late C17/C18, repaired in C18 and C19, dismantled and re-erected on present site in c.1970. Timber framed with oak weatherboard cladding and plain- tiled roof. Two framed bays, one open with arched braces. Queen-strut clasped- purlin roof to clad bay. Braced crane hoist to east with chain linking to main treadwheel, approximately 5 metres in diameter and 1½ metres wide. The crane was powered by two men in the treadwheel and was last used to transport the stone for Guildford Cathedral (q.v.) in c.1960, and is believed to have been the last working example in Great Britain. The Treadwheel Crane is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Surrey Monument Number 145.

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