Boathouse 5

Boathouse 5 was built as a mast house, but later used for the construction, repair and storage of small boats. Along with Boathouse 7 it is a good example of the timber-framed buildings once common in Naval dockyards.

The annexe to the south was a sail loft and there were originally brick-lined sawpits to the west. Timbers for mast construction were stored in the adjacent Mast Pond to prevent them seasoning unevenly or cracking.

The annex of the building is now our Volunteer Hub, a meeting space with kitchen and lounge facilities for our wonderful volunteer teams. 

Building Stats



Property Status

Listed Grade 2

Current Use

Volunteer Hub

Supported by:

Supported by Regional Growth Fund