Mast Houses & Mould Loft

Mast Houses & Mould Loft (HM2871)

Location: Chertsey, England KT16 Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 23.799', W 0° 31.782'

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Mast Houses & Mould Loft
Scheduled Ancient Monument, Grade 1 Listed Building
Skilled mast-makers, working in these Mast Houses, made timber masts and spars for the sail-powered warsips of the age of sail. They were made from fir logs that had been seasond underwater in the Dockyard's mast ponds.
Above the Mast Houses is a large Mould Loft, a full-size drawing board used at the start of the shipbuilding process. Here the most skilled shipwrights converted small scale ships' plans drawn on paper into actual size lines scribed into the floor tha showed them the outside shape of the hull.
HMS Victory's lines were almost certainly laid down in this building and her masts and spars made here too.
HM NumberHM2871
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 671846 N 5696831
Decimal Degrees51.39665000, -0.52970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 23.799', W 0° 31.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 23' 47.94" N, 0° 31' 46.92" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near St Ann's Hill Rd, Chertsey England KT16, GB
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