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Open Day Weekend – 17th &18th Sept 2022

Hermitage welcomes the historic vessel Havengore for the September open days weekend, in the year of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. It will be open to visitors during the normal open day hours of 11am to 4pm. Havengore was specially commissioned by the Port of London Authority in 1954 to act both as its flagship and principal [...]

By | September 1st, 2022|Events, HCM Front Page, Hermitage Community Moorings, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, News, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 17th &18th Sept 2022

Open Day Weekend – 18th &19th June 2022

After more than three years tug Touchstone returns to Hermitage Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday Motor tug Touchstone will be arriving from Chatham Historic Dockyard to be open to visitors, there will be a pop-up cafe in the pier house and of course the resident live-aboard boats to view close up, mainly Dutch and [...]

By | May 31st, 2022|Hermitage Community Moorings, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 18th &19th June 2022

KEEPSAKE Exhibition 2021

Lockdown Exhibition 2021: KEEPSAKE (Keep Safe) After a grim winter at the mooring with no Wassail, no Imbolc and no New Year’s parties we held an exhibition in the Pierhouse – it started out as a ‘fun, Covid-friendly idea’ for everyone to bring an interesting object out of their vessel to display and share. What [...]

By | April 1st, 2021|Hermitage Community Moorings, Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on KEEPSAKE Exhibition 2021

Great Get Together at Hermitage

Tea & Cake in the Pierhouse this Saturday and Sunday

By | June 21st, 2018|Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Great Get Together at Hermitage

Residential Berths

Space at Hermitage There are no vacant berths at Hermitage, the co-op membership is full. Vacant berths rarely become available, as usually when a member leaves they sell both their vessel and their membership. See next section for berth+boat availability. If a member goes on a trip with their vessel (eg to France) for a [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Residential Berths

Misty mooring

By | January 24th, 2017|Flotsam, Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Misty mooring

Jo Cox – our message

  2016-06-16 Today is the saddest day of this close community. We have lost a dear, dear friend in the the most tragic and outrageous circumstances. We pay tribute to our amazing, wonderful and spirited member of this community. A beacon of hope who believed in love, friendship and values and that we all so [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Jo Cox – our message

Selby Ellen

Type: Humber Barge Year: 1954 Length: 30.8m Beam: 6m Draft: 1.2m Engine: Lister Selby Ellen is one of a generation of small motor barges that gradually replaced the sailing Keels and Sloops of the Humber after the Second World War. Built by Richard Dunstan’s yard at Thorne in 1954 along similar lines to the first steam [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Selby Ellen


Type: Medway Coaster Year: 1961 Length: 27.4m Beam: 6m Draft: 1.4m Engine: Kelvin K4 Designed by Richard Dunstan Shipbuilders of Thorne in Yorkshire, Rock was built by the London and Rochester Trading Company at their Quarry Yard in Frindsbury on the River Medway in 1961. A distinctive feature of the smaller coastal motor barge fleet [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Rock


Type: Luxe Motor Year: 1931 Length: 23.1m Beam: 4.5 m Draft: 1.2m Engine: DAF 575 Maxime was built by the Van Der Laan brothers of Woubrugge, Holland in May 1931. The Luxe Motor barge type rapidly supplanted the older aak and tjalk hull styles in the 1920’s and 30’s offering straighter sides and a wider [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Maxime