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HER Number:MDV63051
Name:Tamar Barge 'Lynher' at Morwellham Quay


Restored Tamar barge named 'Lynher', built in 1896. Preserved in mud at Poldrissick Quarry until raised and towed to Morwellham Quay in 1985.


Grid Reference:SX 445 695
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NW/501/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERCRAFT (XIX - 1896 AD to 1896 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Langley, M. + Small, E., 1988, Lost Ships of the West Country (Monograph). SDV340269.

Hicks, A. + Small, E. + Warren, V. + Whitworth, J., 1999, The Industrial Archaeology of the Lynher Valley (Report - non-specific). SDV344263.

Read, M., 2000, Tamar Hulk Survey, Draft, 11 (Report - Survey). SDV344262.

A single-masted smack-rigged Tamar barge called 'Lynher', built at the Goss Yard in Calstock in 1896. She had a 60 year active life carrying stone and timber, ending up in Poldrissick Quarry in 1948, where her hold filled with mud, preserving her. In 1985 she was raised and towed to Morwellham Quay where she was restored and remains afloat. Other details: Draft copy in Bickleigh parish file.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340269Monograph: Langley, M. + Small, E.. 1988. Lost Ships of the West Country. Lost Ships of the West Country: A Guide to Forgotten Craft from Poole to Gl. Unknown.
SDV344262Report - Survey: Read, M.. 2000. Tamar Hulk Survey, Draft. Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.
SDV344263Report - non-specific: Hicks, A. + Small, E. + Warren, V. + Whitworth, J.. 1999. The Industrial Archaeology of the Lynher Valley. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV5435Related to: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV7160Related to: Morwellham Quay (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2010 9:14AM