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HER Number:MDV121806
Name:Embankment on Tamar to south-west of Morwellham

Summary

Embankment on the northern bank of the Tamar. It was built to form a flood defence and to enable the enclosure and improvement of the former intertidal mudflats.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 442 694
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FLOOD DEFENCES (Built, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Embankment shown protecting land in bend in river to south-west of Morwellham, just above the low water mark for ordinary tides.


Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2017, South Cornwall Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, 154 (Interpretation). SDV360825.

An embankment on the northern bank of the Tamar is recorded on the first edition 1-25 inch Ordnance Survey map. It was built to form a flood defence and to enable the enclosure and improvement of the former intertidal mudflats.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Embankment shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111196 ]
SDV360825Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2017. South Cornwall Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. 154.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 6 2018 3:48PM