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HER Number:MDV72819
Name:Impham Quay


Site of Impham Quay in use from the early 18th century until the late 19th century


Grid Reference:SX 439 705
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Buck, C., 2005, Wheal Russell Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 34-5 (Report - Assessment). SDV336659.

Impham Quay (Site 33) existed in 1712 & was used to export copper ore from the local mines. In 1714 the quay was occupied by a merchant called William Spry & accounts of 1723 confirm that Impham was used for copper storage & shipping. In 1752 a haulier was paid to transport 'fagots' to 'Impham Kee'. The quay remained in use for over 100 years when it was re-modelled to export granite from the Frementor Quarry which was brought to the quay via a horse drawn tramway (see PRN 70478) built in 1862 but had ceased operation by 1874. The Ordnance Survey map of 1884 shows the quay as being a marshy area. The survey in 2005 found the area overgrown but the substantial boulder quay wall probably built in 1862 was visible at low tide. Other details: Fig 2.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336659Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2005. Wheal Russell Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2006R0004. A4 Stapled + Digital. 34-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV70478Related to: Frementor Quarry to Impham Quay, Horse Tramway Line (Monument)
MDV72820Related to: Impham Quay, Buildings (Monument)
MDV20815Related to: Impham Quay, Smelting House & Lime Kiln (Monument)
MDV22886Related to: Wheal Russell Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4040 - Wheal Russell Mine, Devon: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2009 11:00AM