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HER Number:MDV76291
Name:Launder for Manganese Mill at Morwellham Quay

Summary

Wooden launder which carried water from a leat to the waterwheel at the manganese mill at Morwellham Quay.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 445 696
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Aqueduct' shown. Map object based on this Source.


Gaskell-Brown, C., 1977, Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey, 12 (Report - Survey). SDV344219.

Water was carried from a leat in a wooden launder, 3 feet 6 inches wide and 9 inches deep, laid on a levelled cinder bed. The sides had been packed with yellow clay and occasional slate slabs had been inserted lengthways beside the launder to support it. Other details: Section.


Passmore, A. J., 2008, Rapid Archaeological Assessment of Proposed New Visitor Facilities at Morwellham Quay, Devon, 2-3 (Report - Assessment). SDV347407.


Passmore, A. J., 2009, Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9, 3 (Report - Survey). SDV344217.

The launder for the manganese mill reuses the west wall of an earlier granary, demolished in 1868. The existing wooden launder, which was refurbished, dates to the 1970s. Limited repairs and repointing to the stone launder support was undertaken, along with replacement of the wooden launder itself. The west elevation of the stone launder is featureless, but the return to the west, forming a division between two rooms within the manganese mill, displays evidence for a door opening and a possible higher level opening. Other details: Figures 3-4.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344217Report - Survey: Passmore, A. J.. 2009. Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9. Exeter Archaeology Report. 09.100. Digital. 3.
SDV344219Report - Survey: Gaskell-Brown, C.. 1977. Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12.
SDV347407Report - Assessment: Passmore, A. J.. 2008. Rapid Archaeological Assessment of Proposed New Visitor Facilities at Morwellham Quay, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV76292Related to: Leat at Morwellham (Monument)
MDV76288Related to: Manganese Mill at Morwellham Quay (Monument)
MDV63005Related to: Waterwheel at Manganese Mill, Morwellham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4589 - Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9
  • EDV4590 - Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9

Date Last Edited:Jun 30 2011 12:37PM