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HER Number:MDV43360
Name:New Ground Quay

Summary

New Ground Quay, built on reclaimed land between 1685 and 1670, had a pentagonal shape which provided long lengths of wall for berthing ships. Filled in in 1876-7

Location

Grid Reference:SX 878 514
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/245

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUAY (XVII to XIX - 1685 AD to 1877 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'New Ground' marked. Map object based on this source.


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

'New Ground' 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.

Site of the pentagonal New Ground Quay, 1685-1700. Access was by bridge at east end of present day Duke Street, adjacent to recently built Westminster Bank. Filled in in 1876-7.


Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1992, Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Works, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV176861.

Royal Avenue Gardens lies immediately south of the present New Ground car park. Reclaimed between 1670 and 1680. Originally known as 'New Ground'. First intended as building land, but later used as extra quay space for ships to dock.


Smart, I. H., 1995, Dartmouth Industry and Banking: The Story from 1795 to 1925, 3 (Monograph). SDV341551.

The New Ground which was built to increase available quayage was a pentagonal man-made island situated opposite most of the launching ways and was connected to the waterfront quay by the stone arch single span New Ground Bridge. It was first embanked in 1685 and extended circa 1780.


Stephenson, G., 2001, Archaeological Desk Top Study: Flavel Centre, Dartmouth (Report - Assessment). SDV319967.

The creation of New Ground Quay provided long lengths of wall for berthing ships.


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. 3.
SDV319967Report - Assessment: Stephenson, G.. 2001. Archaeological Desk Top Study: Flavel Centre, Dartmouth. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project 4995. A4 Stapled + Digital.
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.
SDV341551Monograph: Smart, I. H.. 1995. Dartmouth Industry and Banking: The Story from 1795 to 1925. 18. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV53839Related to: New Ground Park, Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV43358Related to: New Quay, Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV43357Related to: Quay at Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV64772Related to: Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 20 2017 8:30AM