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© Mr Wilfred N. Winder

IoE Number: 366522
Location: OLD NAVAL YARD CRANE, HARWICH GREEN
  HARWICH, TENDRING, ESSEX
Photographer: Mr Wilfred N. Winder
Date Photographed: 15 July 2002
Date listed: 25 September 1951
Date of last amendment: 25 September 1951
Grade II*

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HARWICHTM2632SWHARWICH GREEN609-1/3/47Old Naval Yard Crane

HARWICH TM2632SW HARWICH GREEN 609-1/3/47 Old Naval Yard Crane 25/09/51 II* Crane. 1667. Originally constructed in old Navy Yard but much rebuilt and moved here in 1930. 'House Crane' of timber-framing with clay pantile hipped roof and semicircular curved felt roof over projecting boom. Walls are black weatherboarded over lower two-thirds and open framed above. 4 bays of substantial framing with reversed assembly, St Andrews cross bracing in ends, mid rail girts and 2 front bays have inverted knees on sole plate. Centrally mounted axle for pair of 5m diameter treadwheels which incorporate old clasping spokes, stop-chamfered and with carpenter's marks. Top plate has LA, WR 1799 inscribed on soffit. In front is a raked and braced boom, mounted on vertical pivoting post with hanging knee strengthening the spandrel. The boom has scallop-shaped moulding and ogee on soffit, which could be C17. Probably oldest surviving structure of its kind in Britain. (RCHME: Essex NE: 1922-: 134 (2)).

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