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HER Number:MDV76311
Name:Malt House at Morwellham


Remains of late 18th century malt house, converted to tenements in mid-19th century. Eastern end restored and used as offices and display space.


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

  • MALT HOUSE (XVIII - 1790 AD to 1790 AD (Throughout))

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.

Gaskell-Brown, C., 1977, Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey, 30-31 (Report - Survey). SDV344219.

A rectangular building with a square wing projecting from the north-west corner, built as a malthouse in 1790 and converted to tenements in 1856-7. The main block was divided into three sections at ground and first-floor level, and although 19th century photographs show the building had three storeys, the walls only survive to second-floor level. The square wing at the north-west corner retains evidence that it was a malting kiln, and the photograph appears to show the pyramidal roof of this. There is no evidence for the internal arrangements of the building as tenements, and in 1973 the eastern end of the building was restored and is used as offices and display rooms.

Passmore, A. J., 2009, Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9, 5 (Report - Survey). SDV344217.

Archaeological recording took place in the courtyard to the north of the malt house in advance of landscaping and repaving. Natural clay, along with underlying bedrock, was exposed.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second 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. 5.
SDV344219Report - Survey: Gaskell-Brown, C.. 1977. Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 30-31.

Associated Monuments

MDV80237Related to: Former Privies North of the Malthouse, Morwellham (Monument)
MDV7160Related to: Morwellham Quay (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2010 3:09PM