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HER Number:MDV124814
Name:Morwellham Terminus Wharf


Simple wharf at the terminus of the canal; north and south of the channel. Built in 1815-16.


Grid Reference:SX 444 700
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL WHARF (Constructed, XIX - 1815 AD to 1816 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 409, fig 11.42-11.43 (Monograph). SDV361789.

Morwellham Terminus Wharf
A simple wharf constructed in 1815-16, at the same time as the inclined plane down to the river quays. The steepness of the hillside necessitated the simple wharf design, the canal comes to an abrupt end in a short rectangular basin with space for two canal boats side by side. Granite edging stones are present on both sides and at the west end, where there was a sluice for draining the canal. Waterhouse includes two plans showing the development from 1816-1873.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 409, fig 11.42-11.43. [Mapped feature: #115219 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV37331Related to: Canal Incline Cottage, Gulworthy (Building)
MDV121796Related to: Leat to Reservoir for Morwellham Hydro-Electric Power Station (Monument)
MDV47973Related to: Tavistock Canal Incline, Stables (Monument)
MDV5449Related to: Tavistock Canal, Inclined Plane (Monument)
MDV123232Related to: Tavistock Canal, Main record (Monument)
MDV72860Related to: Wheelpit at Tavistock Canal Incline, Gulworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2019 9:40AM