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HER Number:MDV53842
Name:Dartmouth Higher Ferry

Summary

Dartmouth Higher Ferry was established in 1831, as a Floating Bridge attached to 2 chains which crossed the River Dart

Location

Grid Reference:SX 880 521
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSWEAR
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/312

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FERRY CROSSING (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Dartmouth Floating Bridge (Ferry)' shown with 'Chain Wells' at the southern Dartmouth end. Map object based on this source.


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

'Dartmouth Steam Ferry' shown on early 20th century map with 'Chain Wells' at the Dartmouth end.


Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1992, Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Works, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV176861.

Dartmouth Steam Ferry was established in 1831 as a Floating Bridge attached to 2 chains which crossed to Hillhead (Britannia Halt).


Freeman, R., 1995, The History of the Castle Hotel Dartmouth, 14-5 (Pamphlet). SDV340278.

The Floating Bridge opened in 1831 but the original unreliable steam engine was soon replaced by a horse-driven treadmill.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2008, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV340009.

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. 4.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336229Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.72. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV340009Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2008. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Digital.
SDV340278Pamphlet: Freeman, R.. 1995. The History of the Castle Hotel Dartmouth. Dartmouth History Research Group Papers. 14. A5 Paperback. 14-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV65818Related to: Building in Coombe Road, Dartmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2013 3:32PM