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HER Number:MDV123103
Name:Lock keepers cottage, Lumburn Aqueduct


Built around 1811, this cottage housed the man responsible for maintaining the lock and the basin.


Grid Reference:SX 463 726
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LOCK KEEPERS COTTAGE (Built, XIX - 1811 AD to 1813 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Small cottage is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 325, fig 10.16 (Monograph). SDV361789.

Just north of the lock (MDV106271) was a small basin with a cottage adjoining to the north-east, housing a man who looked after both. The cottage was built around c.1811, the basin following in 1813, constructed into one of a pair of the large borrow pits, excavated at either end of the Lumburn Aqueduct, the most significant civil engineering structure on the Tavistock Canal, other than the Morwelldown Tunnel.

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

House is shown on the modern mapping.

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: #113606 ]
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 325, fig 10.16.

Associated Monuments

MDV4068Related to: Lumburn Aqueduct, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV106271Related to: Lumburn lock and lock gate, Tavistock Canal (Monument)
MDV124671Related to: Lumburn Wharf, Tavistock Canal (Monument)
MDV130349Related to: Quarry east of Lumburn aqueduct, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV4067Related to: Tavistock Canal, Northern Section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 31 2021 8:33AM