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HER Number:MDV14285
Name:Rolle Canal Basin


Site of the Rolle Canal double basin on the site of the Manor Mills and later occupied by a creamery before redevelopment


Grid Reference:SS 487 187
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/53/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL BASIN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Unknown, 1843, Great Torrington (Cartographic). SDV19177.

Other details: 763a. Map object based on this Source.

Hadfield, C., 1967, Canals of South West England, 135-141 (Monograph). SDV58.

Hughes, B. D., 1970, Aids to Recording (6). The Rolle Canal, 75-83 (Article in Serial). SDV19175.

The Rolle Canal Company had its offices at Taddiport: a double basin was built at the side of the canal where the present milk factory stands. The basin was used for the loading and unloading of barges. Construction of the basins involved the demolition of the old Manor Mills which were replaced by new Town Mills (SS51NW/21).

Bristol and Region Archaeological Services, 2006, Archaeological Desk-based Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate, Great Torrington, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV339538.

Other details: Figure 3. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19175Article in Serial: Hughes, B. D.. 1970. Aids to Recording (6). The Rolle Canal. Industrial Archaeology. 7. Photocopy + Digital. 75-83.
SDV19177Cartographic: Unknown. 1843. Great Torrington. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV339538Report - Assessment: Bristol and Region Archaeological Services. 2006. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate, Great Torrington. Bristol and Region Archaeological Services Report. 1637/2006. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV58Monograph: Hadfield, C.. 1967. Canals of South West England. Canals of South West England. A5 Hardback. 135-141.

Associated Monuments

MDV18803Related to: Former Warehouse, Limer's Hill, Great Torrington (Building)
MDV18802Related to: Great Torrington, Canal Company Industrial Complex (Monument)
MDV14286Related to: Great Torrington, Limekiln (Monument)
MDV20305Related to: Stanlea House, Great Torrington (Monument)
MDV20304Related to: Torridge Inn, Great Torrington (Building)
MDV445Related to: Torrington or Rolle Canal (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4315 - Archaeological Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate

Date Last Edited:Feb 28 2023 3:30PM