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HER Number:MDV43300
Name:New Quay Shipyard


New Quay Yard built in the 19th century & continued to build ships until the 1950s


Grid Reference:SS 464 299
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNortham
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SE/231

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHIPYARD (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Yard shown on 19th century map with several buildings around the perimeter & a rectangular building in the centre. Two 'Cranes' are shown in the north & south & a pump is shown as 'P' at the northern end. 'Newquay Dry Dock' & 'Drawbridge' are shown in the centre with a mile post shown as 'M.P.' to the east of it.

Ordnance Survey, 1938, 12SE. Revision of 1903 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV335646.

'Shipbuilding Yard' marked on (1938) map.

Greenhill, B., 1949, Shipbuilding at Appledore, 345 (Article in Serial). SDV336437.

'New Quay Yard'. Improvements made in mid-19th century by the builder of Richmond Dry Dock. Three-masted schooner 'P. T. Harris' was built here - the last merchant sailing ship to be built at Appledore and the last-but-one merchant schooner to be launched in Britain. After World War I 'New Quay Yard' became one concern with 'Iron Yard' and 'Richmond Dry Dock'. During World war II some 40 wooden naval vessels were built here. Now (1949) a ship repair centre.

Exeter Archaeology, 2006, Archaeological Assessment of the Appledore Fish Dock, Appledore, Northam, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV338648.

New Quay Yard built ships until after World War II when it became a ship repair centre. Other details: Site 13.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335646Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 12SE. Revision of 1903 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336437Article in Serial: Greenhill, B.. 1949. Shipbuilding at Appledore. The Mariner's Mirror. 35. Unknown. 345.
SDV338648Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2006. Archaeological Assessment of the Appledore Fish Dock, Appledore, Northam. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.103. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.

Associated Monuments

MDV57771Parent of: Newquay Dry Dock (Monument)
MDV57772Parent of: Newquay Dry Dock Drawbridge (Monument)
MDV11885Related to: Appledore, Benson's New Quay (Monument)
MDV73793Related to: Delaware Cottage (Monument)
MDV43301Related to: Middle Dock, Appledore (Monument)
MDV11884Related to: Richmond Dock, Appledore (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4241 - Appledore Fish Dock, Northam

Date Last Edited:Jul 10 2007 2:45PM