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1798 - Dockyard Works to Bentham Plans

Work continues to General Bentham’s plan. The dam opposite the entrance to the basin, in order of formation from 24th Sept. to 25th Oct. 1798 - £22149.14s. 2d.

Bentham planned to extend the Great Ship Basin southwards and add two extra Dry Docks within the basin. This necessitated moving the entrance to the basin to the south to ease entry into the proposed new dry docks. The old entrance was sealed up and became known as Sheer Jetty due to the sheer legs that were mounted there in 1835. Work continues to the above.

£742. 15s. 5d. to new Mast Ponds.