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Yacht Stores/Sail Loft (Now Sail and Steam Workshop)

A Grade II Listed Building in Brightlingsea, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8055 / 51°48'19"N

Longitude: 1.0302 / 1°1'48"E

OS Eastings: 609004

OS Northings: 216217

OS Grid: TM090162

Mapcode National: GBR TQM.P8P

Mapcode Global: VHKGF.SWZ8

Entry Name: Yacht Stores/Sail Loft (Now Sail and Steam Workshop)

Listing Date: 10 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 120189

Location: Brightlingsea, Tendring, Essex, CO7

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Brightlingsea

Built-Up Area: Brightlingsea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Brightlingsea All Saints with St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TM 0816-0916
8/62 Yacht stores/sail loft
(now Sail and Steam

- II

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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