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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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