Pier Place

Newhaven

Cabinet on the Wall at 5 Pier Place

Cabinet on the wall of one of the buildings in Pier Place, Newhaven, 2011

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Gray, Stenhouse, Edinburgh .    Photo: 2011

 

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John Gray

Stenhouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Gray for sending me this photo that he took of a cabinet on the wall of one of the buildings in  Pier Place, Newhaven. 

Here is one of the photos:

   Cabinet on the wall of one of the buildings in Pier Place, Newhaven, 2011

John wrote:

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What is or was in this Cabinet?

"I took this photo of a cabinet on the wall of one of the buildings opposite Newhaven Harbour.

I wonder if any Leither can tell me what is or was in there."

John Gray, Stenhouse, Edinburgh:  November 20, 2011

Inscription

John also sent me another photo that he took at Newhaven, this one zooming-in to the writing engraved on the wall above the cabinet.

 It reads:

"ERECTED 1775.    RE-ERECTED 1900"

 

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Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

I remember seeing this cabinet on the wall.  I first saw it in the 1960s.

-  Inside the cabinet, there was a barometer.

-  On the notice board to the right was a list of the times of high tide.

-  Engraved in the stonework on the pediment is a fishing boat with sail.

      Cabinet on the wall of one of the buildings in Pier Place, Newhaven, 2011

No 5 is to the left of Newhaven Free Church (now a climbing centre) at Nos.7-8 Pier Place, as we look at the buildings from Newhaven Harbour.

The tenement at No.5 Pier Place was built, around 1840,  as residential accommodation for The Society of Free Fishermen.

Peter Stubbs:  November 20, 2011

 

 

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