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Description: Yacht Stores/Sail Loft (Now Sail and Steam Workshop)
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120189
OS Grid Reference: TM0900416217
OS Grid Coordinates: 609004, 216217
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8055, 1.0302
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BRIGHTLINGSEA THE HARD
8/62 Yacht stores/sail loft
(now Sail and Steam
Yacht store/loft, now a workshop. C19. Timber framed and weatherboarded. Grey
slate roof, finials to gables. 2 storeys. West face with 3 vertically boarded
doors to first and ground floor, and double doors to north. East face, 2 single
and 2 double vertically boarded first floor doors, 2 similar to ground floor and
a vertically boarded door to north. 2 first floor gable end openings and a C20
single storey extension to north. As a limb of the Cinque Port of Sandwich much
ot Brightlingsea's wealth has been obtained from the sea. Oyster dredging and
cultivation known from earliest times and the main C18 industry required packing
sheds and boats. There are dis-used oyster pits to east of this building, and
the fishing smacks were built at Brightlingsea. Sprats were caught by stowboats
i.e. smacks fitted with a long open bag net, the sprats carried in by the tide.
Copperas was collected by dredging. Early/mid C19 yacht racing, cruising and
building brought renewed prosperity to the town, but only a few of the buildings
related to these industries remain, q.v. 8/63, 68, 69, 70, 71. Brewers Arms,
GRP Mouldings, 45 Waterside, 22 Waterside, 2 and 4 Waterside.
Listing NGR: TM0900416217
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Source: English Heritage
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