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HER Number:MDV43367
Name:Sandquay Shipyards

Summary

The former shipyards at Sandquay probably date from the 18th century, as a substantial part of the site is the result of late 18th century reclamation. Sandquay Terrace was built in the 19th century for shipyard workers.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 878 520
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/251

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHIPYARD (XVIII to XX - 1701 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Map object based on this source.


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

There were shipyards at Sandquay in Dartmouth circa 1795. Photos show vessels being built on slipways near the Higher Ferry and to the south of the Floating Bridge pub. A dock which was finally filled in circa 1960 was constructed at the north end of Phillips Yard.


Collings, A. G., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme, 5-6 (Report - Assessment). SDV336229.

By the end of the 18th century the shipyards extended to over 2 hectares. Sandquay Terrace was built in 19th century for shipyard workers.


Exeter Archaeology, 2002, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development at Dart Marina, Dartmouth, Devon, 5; figure 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV344566.

A substantal part of the site is the result of late 18th century reclamation, most of the infill having been derived from the adjacent rock, where the change of slope and exposed bedrock provides evidence of terracing. Some of the infil may contain 18th century rubbish, particularly broken pottery, with possibly some fragments from vessels originating in southern Europe. The existing waterfront may date from the late 18th century, and consists of dressed local stone with little evidence of patching.


White, B., 2008, War and the Home Front: Devon in the First World War, 1914-1918, 305 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV356177.

After the First World War the decline of the Dartmouth dockyards led to a growing reliance on soup kitchens and charities.


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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336229Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.72. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5-6.
SDV337580Article in Serial: Martin, M.. 1980. Changes in the waterfront of Dartmouth 1000 to 1970. The Mariner's Mirror. 66. Unknown. 129-36.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344566Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development at Dart Marina, Dartmouth, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.28. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5; figure 7.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV356177Post-Graduate Thesis: White, B.. 2008. War and the Home Front: Devon in the First World War, 1914-1918. McMaster University. Digital. 305.

Associated Monuments

MDV77151Parent of: Blacksmiths' Shop at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77160Parent of: Boat Building Shed at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77144Parent of: Dry Dock at Sandquay Dockyard (Monument)
MDV77161Parent of: Foreman's Office at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77147Parent of: Foundry at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77145Parent of: General Stores at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77154Parent of: Machine Shop at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77150Parent of: Mould Loft at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV53850Parent of: Naval Dockyard at Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV77155Parent of: Paint Shop at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77152Parent of: Platers' Shop at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77148Parent of: Possible Site of Newcomen Engine at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77149Parent of: Riggers' Store and Loft at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77156Parent of: Scotch Derrick Crane at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77158Parent of: Two Cranes at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77159Parent of: Two Open-sided Structures at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV77146Parent of: Yard Watchman's House at Sandquay (Monument)
MDV43362Related to: Shipyards north of Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4680 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development at Dart Marina, Dartmouth, Devon

Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2014 9:46AM