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HER Number:MDV19363
Name:Westcott's Shipyard, Barnstaple


Site of Westacott's Shipyard which became Raleigh Cabinet Works. The last vessel was launched from here in 1887.


Grid Reference:SS 556 328
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAWSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/89/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHIPYARD (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Disparate group of buildings including a Saw Mill shown on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map on the west side of the Taw just north of Barnstaple Bridge.

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 12 (Monograph). SDV78228.

Westacott's Shipyard, now the site of Shapland and Petter's factory. Wood ships of up to 800 tons were built here in the 19th century. The last vessel was launched in 1887.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 12.

Associated Monuments

MDV818Related to: Shapland and Petter Works, Barnstaple (Monument)
MDV875Related to: The Taw Shipyard, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2019 8:13AM