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Historic Dock Sold

One of North Devon’s historical gems has been sold by specialist Commercial Property Consultant Kevin Underwood, acting jointly with local agents Morris and Bott, with offices in Bideford and Appledore. Richmond Dock Appledore N Devon was originally built in 1856 and is an impressive dock measuring approaching 100 metre long, and was a key marine asset within the Bristol Channel and a key part of the village’s rich history over generations.”explained Kevin Underwood, who continued “Now a Grade II* Listed Building the dock is an integral part of this highly popular village standing on the Torridge estuary.”

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Acquired by The Wheatcroft Collection

Richmond Dock on the River Torridge North Devon

“Inviting interest around at around £1.2m, we were overwhelmed with initial enquiries, producing a variety of visions and plans. Respecting the importance of the dock to the village we were delighted when we were contacted by The Wheatcroft Collection, who uniquely wanted to acquire a significant dock for the purpose for which it was built! Driven by the passion of the The Wheatcroft Collection’s owner, Kevin Wheatcroft, his search took him to all parts of the UK and indeed on to the continent. He commented, “We discovered Richmond Dock and after initial talks with the local authorities and Historic England, outlined our plans for Richmond Dock as a working home for some of The Wheatcroft Collection’s historic boats, so returning Richmond Dock to its original intended use. However, there is much work to do using local companies. Our first priority is to ‘make safe and clean the site’ of the detritus left by the previous owners”.

Shipping Heritage in Appledore North Devon

Richmond Dock Appledore
Richmond Dock in Appledore North Devon

“This major investment in the region is a significant signal of the continued appeal and confidence in the region, with this project hopefully adding to the vibrancy and economic viability of the village and Torridgeside more widely” added Adam Bott Director of Morris and Bott.