Survey Data

Reg No

11814004


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Historical Social Technical


Original Use

Harbour/dock/port


In Use As

Harbour/dock/port


Date

1790 - 1810


Coordinates

289112, 219323


Date Recorded

27/01/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Canal harbour, c.1800, with sections of cut-granite retaining walls to circumference.

Appraisal

The canal harbour at Naas is of considerable social and historical importance, having been built in the early eighteenth century, promoting the commercialisation and industrialisation of the locality. The construction of the harbour and canal section is a feat of technical engineering merit, while the cut-granite retaining walls attest to the high quality of stone masonry practised in the locality. Closed to commercial traffic in the 1961, the canal harbour has nevertheless been well maintained ever since and is an attractive and picturesque feature in the centre of the town.