The Restoration of Portsmouth Dockyard Block Mills (built 1803), 2006-8

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Abstract

A report on the reasons for and the restoration process of Portsmouth Dockyard Block Mills (1803), carried out 2006-8. The Block Mills, unique site of the Marc Isambard Brunel’s innovative mass-production of rigging blocks using steam power, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade 1 Listed Building, had been on English Heritage’s Buildings At Risk Register since it began in 1998. This £2.5m restoration removed the building from the Register, and won a Georgian Group award in 2008. The Naval Base and English Heritage have agreed a Conservation Management Plan to maintain it and find an appropriate long term use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalDockyards
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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