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HER Number:MDV23074
Name:Warehouse, Canal Wharf, Tavistock

Summary

One of the only two remaining warehouses of canal wharf, circa 1817. One storey stone rubble with half-hipped roof, one round-headed window above a round-headed arch. Rare example of a single storey warehouse adjacent to a canal.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 479 741
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/146
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93418

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL WAREHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1817 AD to 1817 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., Plans of Tavistock Wharf (Plan - measured). SDV351507.

G4 - Coal Shed.


Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Map object based on this source.


Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 11 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Council Depot, Canal Road. Circa 1817. One of the only two remaining warehouses of Canal Wharf where the copper from Tavistock was transported to Morwellham Quay. One storey stone rubble. Half-hipped tarred slate roof. One round-headed window and round-headed arch.


Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1991, Archaeological Assessment of Four Areas of Land Adjoining the River Tavy and Plymouth Road, Tavistock, 8; figure 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV256444.

Large round-headed doorway in north-east elevation, and similar one on south-west side blocked.


West Devon Borough Council, 1995, Tavistock Conservation Area Partnership Bid, 17 (Report - non-specific). SDV351526.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object based on this source.


Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 360, (Monograph). SDV361789.

This example of a single storey coal warehouse at Tavistock is rare. Sockets in the canal-side wall probably contained barings for a tall cantilevered crane which was attached to the wall of the building.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256444Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1991. Archaeological Assessment of Four Areas of Land Adjoining the River Tavy and Plymouth Road, Tavistock. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.33. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8; figure 2.
SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 11.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV351507Plan - measured: Waterhouse, R.. Plans of Tavistock Wharf. Digital.
SDV351526Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 1995. Tavistock Conservation Area Partnership Bid. West Devon Borough Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 17.
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 360,.

Associated Monuments

MDV43882Part of: Tavistock Wharf, Tavistock Canal (Monument)
MDV43878Related to: Granite Steps, Tavistock Canal (Monument)
MDV43880Related to: Stables and Adjoining Buildings, Tavistock Canal Wharf (Monument)
MDV123232Related to: Tavistock Canal, Main record (Monument)
MDV4067Related to: Tavistock Canal, Northern Section (Monument)
MDV23071Related to: Warehouse, Canal Road, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2019 10:51AM