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Latitude: 51.9467 / 51°56'47"N
Longitude: 1.2837 / 1°17'1"E
OS Eastings: 625768
OS Northings: 232668
OS Grid: TM257326
Mapcode National: GBR VQK.TLV
Mapcode Global: VHLCG.6BHJ
Entry Name: Train Ferry Berth
Listing Date: 17 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187897
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366518
Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12
Civil Parish: Harwich
Built-Up Area: Harwich
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: The Harwich Peninsula
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TM2632NW GEORGE STREET
609-1/2/46 Train Ferry Berth
Gantry tower for train ferry. Fabricated 1916. For War Office
at Richborough. Erected on present site 1923 by LNER. Steel
girder construction clad with steel sheet; timber piling and
fenders. 2 steel towers with raked supports with a covered-in
machinery platform and cabin spanning between them at high
level. A girder platform of 2 rail tracks width, hinged at its
landward end is suspended from the gantry and is adjusted
according to the state of tide.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the gantry is the earliest cross-channel
train ferry terminal to be built in England. When located at
Richborough it enabled a daily through train service supplying
Allied armies during World War I.
Listing NGR: TM2576832668
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