Survey Data

Reg No

22504256


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Historical Social Technical


Original Use

Crane


Date

1880 - 1900


Coordinates

261369, 112206


Date Recorded

15/07/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding cast-iron crane, c.1890, retaining original mechanisms. Now disused. Sited on concrete brick cobbled footpath at side of quay on elevated retaining wall.

Appraisal

This crane, which is now disused, is of considerable industrial archaeological significance as a reminder of the period when Scotch Quay was a busy commercial district. Retaining its original mechanisms, the crane, which was intended to be operated by hand, is of technical and engineering importance. At present, the crane has an almost artistic or sculptural impression, and forms a picturesque feature on the quay.