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HER Number:MDV43355
Name:Dartmouth to Kingswear Lower Ferry

Summary

The Lower Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear was in existence in the 14th century, but may have been established much earlier.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 880 510
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSWEAR
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/240

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FERRY CROSSING (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Kingswear Ferry' and 'Plume of Feathers' shown. Map object based on this source.


Martin, M., 1980, Changes in the waterfront of Dartmouth 1000 to 1970, 129-36 (Article in Serial). SDV337580.

Lower Ferry Slip in Dartmouth. The ferry to Kingswear was probably established from the earliest times on the route of the present Lower Ferry.


Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1992, Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Works, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV176861.

The date of origin of the ferry from Bayards Cove to Kingswear is unknown but it is mentioned in a document of 1365. A rowing ferry carried passengers to the Plume of Feathers in Kingswear.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV176861Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D.. 1992. Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Works. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.56. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337580Article in Serial: Martin, M.. 1980. Changes in the waterfront of Dartmouth 1000 to 1970. The Mariner's Mirror. 66. Unknown. 129-36.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2013 12:16PM