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HER Number:MDV37382
Name:Limekiln at Morwellham Quay

Summary

Small lime kiln and retaining wall to charging ramp, to west of Ship Inn. Likely to date to the early 18th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 445 697
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NW/535
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 94066

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (Constructed, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., Brief for Archaeological Excavation of Upper Deck and Well of Small Lime Kiln at Morwellham Quay (Report - non-specific). SDV358332.

The principal object of the programme is to excavate the well of the kiln down to its original base. This will necessarily include the stripping of turf and topsoil on the upper deck, down to the original working surface. This work will enable the kiln to dry out prior to structural repairs being carried out. The excavation also aims to identify the nature of the kiln's upper deck and lining.


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

Limekiln shown but not labelled.


Booker, F., 1967, Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley, 79 (Monograph). SDV240774.


Booker, F., 1970, The Story of Morwellham (Monograph). SDV323432.


Booker, F., 1976, Untitled Source, 16-17 (Monograph). SDV344235.


Gaskell-Brown, C., 1977, Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey, 28 (Report - Survey). SDV344219.

Small limekiln, much obscured by later building, and garden on upper surface. Appears to be D-shaped in plan, probably with a single well. Both narrow arched access tunnels are blocked. Probably constructed between 1787 and 1803.


Department of Environment, 1987, Tavistock Hamlets, 110A (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV221830.

Kiln and retaining wall to charging ramp. Early 19th century. Rubble. Round-fronted kiln, with charging ramp to right side, round-arched drawing-hole to front and side opening for draught. Walls to ramp about four metres high and about six metres long.


Lancaster University Archaeological Unit, 1997, Lime, Cement and Plaster Industries, Site Number 1/B (Worksheet). SDV241175.

Site Number 1/B (SX 446 697).
Site visit on 4th February 1997. Description: Moderately well-preserved kiln. It is believed to date from about circa 1800, though would seem to represent an earlier phase and smaller scale of lime production that is reflected in the late 18th century kiln to the north. Random slate construction. Round front with rounded draw arch with single eye and additional side arch for ventilation. Charging ramp runs to the (infilled) single pot, is of earth behind a slate-built retaining wall. Action: Increase listing grade to II*, or de-list and schedule.


Lancaster University Archaeological Unit, 1997, MPP Lime, Cement and Plaster Industries: Step 3- Introduction to site assessments, Appendix 3, 2, Site 1/B (Report - non-specific). SDV357966.

Site Number 1/B (SX 446 697).
Morwhellham Quay Limekilns.
Grade II Listed Building. Post-medieval. Site of national importance.


Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal, 39 (Report - non-specific). SDV319814.


Chitty, G., 2001, Lime. Cement and Plaster Industries, Monument Protection Programme, Step 4 Report, Site 1B (Article in Serial). SDV362968.

Retain existing listed status and review list grading and/or description.


Buck, C., 2003, Morwellham & Newquay, Devon (Report - non-specific). SDV241179.


Passmore, A. J., 2009, Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9 (Report - Survey). SDV344217.

Other details: Figure 2. Map object based on this Source.


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

Map object based on this Source.


Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 259-62, figs 8.15-16 (Monograph). SDV361789.

Small lime kiln at Morwellham is thought to date to the earlier 18th century, although the forebuilding is later. Detailed plans and sections of the building provided from the excavation carried out by Waterhouse (date not mentioned).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221830List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Tavistock Hamlets. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 110A.
SDV240774Monograph: Booker, F.. 1967. Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley. Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley. A5 Hardback. 79.
SDV241175Worksheet: Lancaster University Archaeological Unit. 1997. Lime, Cement and Plaster Industries. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Step 3 Site Assessments. A4 Bound + Digital. Site Number 1/B.
SDV241179Report - non-specific: Buck, C.. 2003. Morwellham & Newquay, Devon. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2003R058. Digital + A4.
SDV319814Report - non-specific: Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T.. 1998. Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.60. A4 Stapled + Digital. 39.
SDV323432Monograph: Booker, F.. 1970. The Story of Morwellham. The Story of Morwellham. Unknown.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344217Report - Survey: Passmore, A. J.. 2009. Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9. Exeter Archaeology Report. 09.100. Digital.
SDV344219Report - Survey: Gaskell-Brown, C.. 1977. Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 28.
SDV344235Monograph: Booker, F.. 1976. Morwellham in the Tamar Valley. Unknown. 16-17.
SDV357966Report - non-specific: Lancaster University Archaeological Unit. 1997. MPP Lime, Cement and Plaster Industries: Step 3- Introduction to site assessments. Monument Protection Programme. 1997-98/(016)/AUA7568. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Appendix 3, 2, Site 1/B.
SDV358332Report - non-specific: Waterhouse, R.. Brief for Archaeological Excavation of Upper Deck and Well of Small Lime Kiln at Morwellham Quay. Robert Waterhouse Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 259-62, figs 8.15-16.
SDV362968Article in Serial: Chitty, G.. 2001. Lime. Cement and Plaster Industries, Monument Protection Programme, Step 4 Report. A4 Comb Bound. Site 1B.

Associated Monuments

MDV5438Related to: Limekilns at Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV7160Related to: Morwellham Quay (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2019 10:32AM