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HER Number:MDV14459
Name:Hackney Quay Settlement, Kingsteignton

Summary

Row of 18th and 19th century buildings at Hackney quay shown on 19th century map.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 876 722
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/76

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Five buildings are shown in this location on the Kingsteignton Tithe Map of 1840.


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

A row of five of buildings shown on 19th century map at Hackney with the western building consisting of eleven small adjoining elements.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Row of six buildings at Hackney shown on early 20th century map. The western building is a small rectangular building. The next building to the east is a long narrow building divided into seven sections with a curvilinear feature at the south-east corner. The most eastern building is a small square building divided into two with a small extension on the eastern side. Map object based on this Source.


Gallant, L., 1977, Archaeology along the Route of the Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton By-pass, 56-60 (Article in Serial). SDV344261.

A row of seven buildings erected between 1751 and 1885 at Hackney on the north bank of the Teign Estuary. From west to east the buildings are:
Number 1: remains of a two storey three roomed building of red sandstone breccia to a height of 4 metres.
Number 2: remains of a two storey two roomed building of sandstone, limestone, shale and cob.
Number 3: remains of a well-built mortared limestone building up to 3 metres with a façade 0.4 metres high.
Number 4: remains of a well-built mortared limestone building up to 2 metres high with no evidence for an upper storey or wall plaster.
Number 5: remains of a well-built mortared limestone two storey building on a stone plinth 0.6 metres high. The building stands to 4.5 metres with no evidence of roofing.
Number 6: remains of a well-built mortared limestone two storey building up to 6 metres at the south-west corner with single storey to the rear.
Number 7: Very little evidence remaining.
Numbers 5-7 were erected first as clay cellars. Number 4 was a stable, 3 an out-house possibly, 1-2 dwelling houses. Number 4 has been demolished, the rest have been abandoned and are in a dilapidated state. The Clifford family leased clay cellars on or near this site during late 18th and early 19th centuries. Once used as a loading point for shipping clay to Teignmouth, and probably associated with small industrial complex known to exist nearby.


Jones, R., 1979, A Book of Newton Abbot, 50 (Monograph). SDV338229.


Wade, P. et al, 1990, The Hackney Canal: A Presentation by Coombeshead School (Un-published). SDV344256.

The ruins of Hackney hamlet can be seen near the footpath just west of the new road bridge. Water supply was from a well near the railway bridge. The villagers grazed cattle and sheep on the adjoining salt marshes.


Pye, A. R., 1991, An Archaeological Assessment of the Stover and Hackney Canals and Hackney Quay, 12-4 (Report - Assessment). SDV341540.

Hackney Quay. Before the construction of the Stover Canal in 1792 much of the ball clay from the Kingsteignton works was brought here by packhorse and then transported by barge to Teignmouth. This trade continued until the opening of the Hackney Canal in 1843 and the construction of the Hackney Clay Cellars. Some of the structures at Hackney Quay continued to be used by bargemen until the 1930's. Complex consisted of dwellings, stables, outhouses and a dock. The standing buildings are as follows (same numbers as Gallant, 1977); Buildings 1 and 2 at SX87637226 are two-storeyed dwelling houses with later outhouses, built 1840-43 with Building 1 being the first built. Occupied in 1905 but roofless by 1932. May have been bargemen's dwelling. Building 3 at SX87657226 is a small shed-like building with a lean-to built 1843-85 and occupied until at least 1905. Building 4 at SX87677226 is a large rectangular structure with one entrance and no windows surviving. The east end has been demolished. Probably a stable block, built 1737-94 for packhorses. Roofless by 1906. Buildings 5 and 6 at SX87707226 and SX87737226 are rectangular two-storey buildings of similar plan, with central doorway and Building 5 has flanking ground floor windows. The interior of Building 5 is plastered at ground level and it may have been a clay cellar converted to a dwelling. Building 6 contains a fireplace but may also be a converted cellar and was out of use by 1890, but Building 6 was in use as a dwelling until at least 1906. All the buildings are of local rubble stone and some contain cob walls. Some of the more recent additions contain brick.


Harris, H., 1994, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal, 59 (Monograph). SDV341541.

Hackney had its heyday in the 18th century before the Stover Canal was built.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Four disused buildings present on modern mapping. Map object based on this Source.


Nowell, J., 2012, Penns Mount, Kingsteignton, Devon: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, 12 (Report - Assessment). SDV351968.


Pink, F., 2014, Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions, 16 (Report - non-specific). SDV357343.


Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338229Monograph: Jones, R.. 1979. A Book of Newton Abbot. A Book of Newton Abbot. Unknown. 50.
SDV341540Report - Assessment: Pye, A. R.. 1991. An Archaeological Assessment of the Stover and Hackney Canals and Hackney Quay. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.16. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12-4.
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback. 59.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344256Un-published: Wade, P. et al. 1990. The Hackney Canal: A Presentation by Coombeshead School. A4 Bound + Digital.
SDV344261Article in Serial: Gallant, L.. 1977. Archaeology along the Route of the Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton By-pass. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 35. Paperback Volume. 56-60.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV351968Report - Assessment: Nowell, J.. 2012. Penns Mount, Kingsteignton, Devon: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment. CgMs Consulting Report. 13961. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12.
SDV357343Report - non-specific: Pink, F.. 2014. Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions. AC Archaeology Report. ACD473/1/1. Digital. 16.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
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Associated Monuments

MDV42222Parent of: Clay Store at Hackney Quay, Kingsteignton (Monument)
MDV42224Related to: Dock east of Passage House Inn, Kingsteignton (Monument)
MDV9197Related to: Hackney Canal, Kingsteignton (Monument)
MDV21199Related to: Hackney Clay Cellars, Kingsteignton (Building)
MDV42221Related to: Passage House Inn at Hackney Quay, Kingsteignton (Monument)
MDV42227Related to: Workshops on east side of Newton Road, Kingsteignton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 14 2015 1:12PM