GRINGLEY was built as a working barge by J S Watson of Gainsborough and is one of only 3 remaining Lincoln Keels in the country. She was initially owned by Furely & Co. Limited of Kingston upon Hull and used as a cargo carrier. She was converted to a houseboat in the 1970s when a curved steel roof was fitted and a line of portholes set along the sides of the roof. She has had significant internal alterations. There have been two holes cut in the roof for skylights and three portholes fitted in the hull. The present owners bought her in 2008 and undertook a full survey on the hull and she was described as in good condition. Ongoing body work is needed to prevent further corrosion GRINGLEY has significant historical value in the area in relation to her working past, having worked on the Humber estuary for 70 years.
Built by G S Watson in Gainsborough as a Barge used by Furely & Co, she was based at Princes Dock in Kingston-upon- Hull
Converted to a house boat
Acquired by present owners
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