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HER Number:MDV126451
Name:Tramline, New Quay


A tramline at New Quay may have run along the top of the storage yard walls or at the back of the kilns to unload limestone into the kilns. Currently the route of this feature is unconfirmed.


Grid Reference:SX 454 696
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRAMWAY (Constructed, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Houghton, P., 2015, An Archaeological and Historical Report on New Quay Nr Tavistock Devon Volume One, 53-54, fig 8, 61-62 (Report - Assessment). SDV363202.

A tramline at the rear of the storage bays at New Quay is discussed, which may have run along the top of the storage yard walls or at the back of the kilns, where the limestone could be unloaded into the relevant kiln well.
The tops of the storage yard walls could not be investigated at this time for fixings or construction evidence but may be possible in the future.

Sources / Further Reading

Associated Monuments

MDV72692Related to: Gulworthy, New Quay, Incline Plane (Building)
MDV19384Related to: Lime Kilns, Incline and Storage Yard at New Quay (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6507 - Survey of New Quay (Ref: 090239)
  • EDV8147 - Watching brief during vegetation clearance works at New Quay

Date Last Edited:Sep 12 2019 3:05PM