Survey Data

Reg No

20828108


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Quay/wharf


In Use As

Quay/wharf


Date

1850 - 1870


Coordinates

179480, 66276


Date Recorded

10/07/2007


Date Updated

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Description

Ashlar limestone quay, built c. 1860. Parapet walls with rounded copings. Pair of monolith square-profile piers with recessed centre panels and rounded caps leading to flight of limestone steps. Cast-iron bollard between piers.

Appraisal

Notable late nineteenth century quay, which illustrates the skill of late nineteenth craftsmen and engineers. Constructed with ashlar limestone the quay is accessed by a flight of stairs with ornate piers and cast-iron bollard. Set adjacent to the railway station and former custom house, it attests to the thriving trade industries which once formed a vital part of Cobh's economy.