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HER Number:MDV7253
Name:Former Harbour, Kingsbridge

Summary

Narrow harbour, with Squares Quay on west side and Dodbrooke Quay on east side, shown on 19th century maps. Area reclaimed in 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 440
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST ALVINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HARBOUR (Unknown date)

Full description

Wood, J., 1841, Plan of the Parish and Environs of Kingsbridge (Cartographic). SDV336838.

'Squares Quay' and Dodbrooke Quay' shown.


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

Harbour with mooring posts shown at north end of deep water channel.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

Harbour shown on south side of Prince of Wales Road.


Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 12 (Monograph). SDV7016.

Kingsbridge was once an important port with shipyards, a tide-mill, a flour mill, and a large foundry, Lidstones, of which the main building still stands.


Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/TS, 13-15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV348735.


Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development of Former SWW Depot at the Quay, Kingsbridge, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV141022.

Prior to 20th century reclamation, the line of the Dodbrooke quay wall passed through the present car park. Progressive silting made the area increasingly inconvenient for larger vessels, forcing construction of another quay further south. Other details: Figure 2, site 13.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141022Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development of Former SWW Depot at the Quay, Kingsbridge. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.40. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99966 ]
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336838Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1841. Plan of the Parish and Environs of Kingsbridge. Photocopy.
SDV348735Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/TS. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 13-15.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 12.

Associated Monuments

MDV51272Related to: Date's Yard, Dodbrooke (Monument)
MDV63969Related to: Dodbrook Quay, Kingsbridge (Monument)
MDV51275Related to: Lidstone's Foundry, Duke Street, Kingsbridge (Monument)
MDV63970Related to: Squares Quay, Kingsbridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 31 2012 12:35PM