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HER Number:MDV55377
Name:Wharf at Bideford Bridge, East The Water


Wharf shown at this location on mid 18th and mid 19th century plans of Bideford. The adjacent shipyard had expanded into this area by late 19th century.


Grid Reference:SS 456 264
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/220/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WHARF (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Wood, J., 1842, Plan of the Town of Bideford (Cartographic). SDV342513.

Area labelled 'Tho. Ley's Wharf'.

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

Wharf not shown. South end of the shipbuilding yard covers part of this area.

Rance, C., 1994, Archaeological Assessment of NRA Bideford Tidal Defence Scheme Part 3: East the Water, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV16334.

Quay depicted on mid 18th century plan of Bideford, situated to the south, adjoining the shipyard, which later had coal cellars; this building still exists today.

Rushton, N., 2006, River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal, 7, 13; site WA 45 (Report - Interim). SDV342463.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object also based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV16334Report - Assessment: Rance, C.. 1994. Archaeological Assessment of NRA Bideford Tidal Defence Scheme Part 3: East the Water. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 94.93. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342463Report - Interim: Rushton, N.. 2006. River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal. Wessex Archaeology Report. 62220.01. A4 Stapled. 7, 13; site WA 45.
SDV342513Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1842. Plan of the Town of Bideford. Photocopy + Digital. [Mapped feature: #95241 ]
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV43283Related to: Brunswick Wharf, East-the Water, Bideford (Monument)
MDV43290Related to: Wharves at Bideford East The Water (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4517 - Archaeological Appraisal of River Torridge Pipeline Routes, Bideford, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2014 8:26AM