Monday 2 April 2018

The first Harbour Master's House

Harbour Master's House.

We all know the Harbour Master's House on Ballast Quay - it was part of a complicated network set up to try and regulate the huge numbers of coal ships from the north in the river in the 19th century.

It was a rebuild of an older Harbour Master's Office which was at 'Highbridge Place'.  I found a web site which says it became the Three Crowns Pub, which was alongside the Highbridge draw dock.

Does anyone know anything about this and if it is true??

1 comment:

Fred Mason said...

I remember a redundant Harbamasters house after WW2 down river side of Bay Warf , ie dead dog bay !