Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Sketch of The Sail Lofts, Tollesbury

I sketched these Grade II listed Sail Lofts in Woodrolfe Road whilst visiting Tollesbury in Essex. They are hard to miss as you approach the marina along Woodrolfe Road, and have a charm all of their own. I should imagine it would keep an exterior painter very busy during a lifetime (as well as a carpenter), but what a lovely nest of lofts they are.

Tollesbury Parish Council's website tells us that the "Tollesbury Sail Lofts were built c.1900 to serve the local fishing fleet and probably the great J class yachts which were owned by wealthy Edwardians and skippered around the Mediterranean by men from Tollesbury. The most well known of these yachts, 'Flying' was entered by Tommy Sopwith in the Americas Cup."

Sail Lofts at Tollesbury
Tollesbury Sail Lofts

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