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HER Number:MDV76323
Name:Saw Pit at Morwellham Quay

Summary

Saw pit shown to north of the quay, at the western end, on a 19th century estate map.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 444 696
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SAW PIT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., 05/07/2007, Brief for Archaeological Excavation of Railway Tunnel Portal, Approach Cutting and Saw Pit (Report - non-specific). SDV358330.

The 2007 excavation proposes to expose and excavate a sawpit, probably dating from the late 1840s, which served the large timberyard under which the incline tunnel passed. This will be consolidated and restored to working order. It was located parallel to a stone rubble wall which divided the timber yard from the allotment gardens to its south.


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

Limited repairs to the upper course of masonry were undertaken at a sawpit, preserving the details of recesses in the stonework. This feature was depicted as a structure on the open ground west of the tunnel portal at Morwellham Quay, on an estate map of 1867. Other details: Figure 2. 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.
SDV358330Report - non-specific: Waterhouse, R.. 05/07/2007. Brief for Archaeological Excavation of Railway Tunnel Portal, Approach Cutting and Saw Pit. Robert Waterhouse Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV7160Related to: Morwellham Quay (Building)

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:May 19 2015 12:12PM