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HER Number:MDV72724
Name:Gulworthy, New Quay, Retaining Wall


19th century retaining wall to the east of the limekilns at New Quay


Grid Reference:SX 454 695
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2006, New Quay: Archaeological Assessment, 29-30 (Report - Assessment). SDV336511.

Wall (Site 24) forming the eastern side of the main track into New Quay. The track had changed course from the 18th to 19th centuries & the wall had been built to maintain the track. The survey in 2006 found the 120 meter long retaining wall built of killas stone & up to 3 meter high. A long flat track (Site 24.1) led from the main track to the limekilns from SX45486951 to SX45446959. A rectangular masonry feature 1.1 meters wide x 1.5 meters high x 0.5 meters deep (Site 24.2) had been built into the retaining wall at SX45456956 & was interpreted as a small well fed by a leat or small stream from above. Other details: Figs 2-3, 8.

Houghton, P., 2015, An Archaeological and Historical Report on New Quay Nr Tavistock Devon Volume One, 101, fig 8, 127-129 (Report - Assessment). SDV363202.

This wall forms the eastern side of the main track that leads down into New Quay. One section of the wall had to be replaced (2014-15) as water from the upper track running down through the hillside had caused the wall to collapse. Series of photographs included showing the reconstruction of the wall (figs 127-129).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336511Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2006. New Quay: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R010. A4 + Digital. 29-30.

Associated Monuments

MDV19380Part of: New Quay (Monument)
MDV55856Related to: Gulworthy, New Quay, Ore-shute Retaining Wall (Monument)
MDV126562Related to: Trough, New Quay (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3992 - New Quay, Devon: Archaeological Assessment
  • EDV8147 - Watching brief during vegetation clearance works at New Quay

Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2019 12:29PM