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HER Number:MDV76322
Name:Bridge at Morwellham Quay


Bridge over culvert from stream running under the Manager's House to the Old Dock on the quay. Probably of late 18th century date.


Grid Reference:SX 446 697
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., 2005, The Manager's House, Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey, 9 (Report - Survey). SDV344230.

South end of culvert passing under the Manager's House passes under the road between the south front of the building and the north end of the Old Dock. It is of slate rubble construction with a continuous three-centred arched vault. The side walls of the culvert abut the north arch, and the front wall of the building is constructed upon its crown, showing that the culvert existed before the construction of the east range between 1789 and 1803. Other details: Plan of Culvert.

Passmore, A. J., 2009, Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9, 7 (Report - Survey). SDV344217.

Small repairs to south parapet wall of bridge were undertaken. Removal of the damaged upper course of masonry revealed that the south wall of the bridge, incorporating its arch over the stream, and the parapet wall, abuts an earlier quayside wall defining the edge of the canalised stream. Map object based on this Source.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 7.
SDV344230Report - Survey: Waterhouse, R.. 2005. The Manager's House, Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.

Associated Monuments

MDV5435Part of: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV7160Part of: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV37383Related to: The Manager's House, Morwellham Quay (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4590 - Archaeological Recording at Morwellham Quay 2008-9

Date Last Edited:Feb 18 2010 1:59PM