CHEPSTOW TOWN SLIPWAY

Site Details



NPRN
401823
Map Reference
ST59SW
Grid Reference
ST53829417
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Chepstow
Type of Site
SLIPWAY
Broad Class
Maritime
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description

Oldest of the two surviving slips that once served the commercial needs of the town, the site is a well preserved example of a post-medieval slip compromising of a cambered cobbled slipway some 25m long by 2.6m wide, sloping at an angle of 10 degrees and dropping from a height of 7.66m OD to 4.0m OD within 20m. The final 5.0m of the slipway forms a flight of shallow steps down to the low-tide mark in the River Wye. The structure is bounded to the south by a dwarf wall and to the north by a paved edge constructed of large recumbent stones some 0.5m in average length.
Source: Cadw scheduling description 09/11/2004 FF

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