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HER Number:MDV53899
Name:The Sail Loft, Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth

Summary

Warehouse, late 18th or early 19th century. Three storeys, weatherboarded at first and second floor level. Front gable-end wall has ground-floor doorway, first-floor loading hatch door, and weather-boarded second floor with wide loading bay under a hoist.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 878 515
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/326
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387295

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAREHOUSE (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Map object based on this source.


Department of National Heritage, 1994, Dartmouth (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV157498.

Warehouse, formerly listed as Warehouse adjoining west end of No.13. Late 18th/early 19th century. Mostly local stone rubble, but includes sections of weather-boarded timber-framing; slate roof. Plan: Long rectangular building end onto the street. Exterior: 3 storeys. The front bay of the long side wall is blind. Behind are 6 bays (a further 2 at the rear now behind a later 19th century house there) defined by full-height stone piers. Some of the bays are filled with stone rubble up to first-floor level but most have full-width garage/workshop doors. All bays are weather-boarded at first- and second-floor levels. A couple of the first-floor windows are old, with vertical glazing bars and overlapping panes, but most are late 20th century replacements. Second bay back has full-width loading bay at first-floor level and small boarded hatch at second-floor level with remains of hoist. Third bay back has flight of stone steps to first-floor plank door. Front gable-end wall has ground-floor doorway under a brick low segmental arch and now contains a 20th century glazed door, first-floor loading hatch door, and weather-boarded second floor with wide loading bay under a hoist. Rear gable-end wall has a doorway and a window above in the blocking of an original loading hatch. Interior: Plain sturdy carpentry exposed in places, but most is hidden. Roof is boarded over and inaccessible. History: The warehouses on Mayors Avenue and No.26 Foss Street were built as waterfront buildings and are of historic interest because of their associations with the maritime history of the port. The street which they face was built in 1876-7 on reclaimed land.


Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Archaeological Assessment and Recording at Dartmouth Motors, Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth, 3-4 (Report - Assessment). SDV341509.

The plot in Dartmouth was granted to Thomas Jago in 1655 and in 1765 a lease was granted to Henry Nicholls who was a master shipwright. The warehouse was built on the western portion of the site in the 19th century and in 1882 the property was described as 'shed, stores, quay and slip'. The property was later taken over by the Dart Motor Company.


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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157498List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1994. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341509Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment and Recording at Dartmouth Motors, Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.29. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3-4.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62967Part of: Post Medieval Tenements, Mayor's Avenue (Monument)
MDV62967Related to: Post Medieval Tenements, Mayor's Avenue (Monument)
MDV62967Part of: Post Medieval Tenements, Mayor's Avenue (Monument)
MDV62967Related to: Post Medieval Tenements, Mayor's Avenue (Monument)
MDV43362Related to: Shipyards north of Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV23701Related to: Warehouse, Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4419 - Archaeological Assessment and Recording at Dartmouth Motors, Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth

Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2017 1:06PM