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HER Number:MDV21607
Name:Canal Basin and Wharf, south of Millhill Quarry


Canal basin and wharf built in the 19th century for the Mill Hill 'Cut' canal to the south of Millhill Quarry


Grid Reference:SX 452 745
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/89

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL BASIN (XIX to XX - 1819 AD to 1912 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1842, Tavistock (Cartographic). SDV342557.

Buildings and basin shown on 19th century Tithe Map.

Booker, F., 1967, Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley, 124,126,154 (Monograph). SDV240774.

To encourage use of the Mill Hill 'Cut' canal a limekiln and wharf were constructed here in 1819. Jutting into the modern road is a large warehouse-like building known as The Granary, and under it used to be a wharf or basin with mooring rings let into its walls. The basin was filled in 1912.

Griffiths, D. M., 1983, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV342554.

The granary is now a private house. Flat garden to north may represent site of basin.

Exeter Archaeology, 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal: Artiscombe Farm, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV342538.

Unknown, 2008, Mill Hill Wharf and Arch in Granary (Plan - sketch). SDV360991.

Layout of Millhill Wharf, and two trecnh plans of canal basin. The layout plan show the terminus basin, Wharfkeeper's House and the Granary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240774Monograph: Booker, F.. 1967. Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley. Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley. A5 Hardback. 124,126,154.
SDV342538Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1998. Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal: Artiscombe Farm. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.21. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV342554Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. 1983.
SDV342557Cartographic: Unknown. 1842. Tavistock. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV360991Plan - sketch: Unknown. 2008. Mill Hill Wharf and Arch in Granary. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV18721Part of: Mill Hill Cut Canal Branch to Millhill Quarry (Monument)
MDV21606Related to: Horse Tramway south of Millhill Quarry (Monument)
MDV18723Related to: Limekiln southwest of Mole End at Mill Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1445 - Lower Tamar Valley Heritage Appraisal: Artiscombe Farm

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2019 12:51PM