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HER Number:MDV78252
Name:Inclined Plane at Morwellham Quay

Summary

Location of a demolished stone-built incline base revealed during excavations on Lime Kiln Quay at Morwellham, probably early 19th century.

Location

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

  • INCLINED PLANE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., 2006, Archaeological Excavations at Morwellham, 2002-2006 (Report - Excavation). SDV344984.

In the main trench the footprint of a demolished stone-built incline base was located, while two substantial granite-built turntable pits were found between it and the river, where the railway line to the incline crossed the two quayside lines.


Waterhouse, R., 2006, Proposed Archaeological Excavation of the Devon Great Consols Incline Portal at Morwellham Quay, 3 (Report - non-specific). SDV344977.


Waterhouse, R., 2012, Tavistock Canal: Surveying a Forgotten Marvel of the Industrial Age, 39-40 (Article in Serial). SDV351508.


Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 498-502, figs 12.105 (Monograph). SDV361789.

A water-powered incline plane was added to an existing bank of three limekilns at Morwellham, probably in 1817-18. As at Tavistock Wharf, this had parallel plateways on the quay alongside the Tamar, connected to an inclined plane via the two turntables (MDV78250-78251).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344977Report - non-specific: Waterhouse, R.. 2006. Proposed Archaeological Excavation of the Devon Great Consols Incline Portal at Morwellham Quay. Robert Waterhouse Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV344984Report - Excavation: Waterhouse, R.. 2006. Archaeological Excavations at Morwellham, 2002-2006. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV351508Article in Serial: Waterhouse, R.. 2012. Tavistock Canal: Surveying a Forgotten Marvel of the Industrial Age. Current Archaeology. 273. Digital. 39-40.
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 498-502, figs 12.105.

Associated Monuments

MDV7160Part of: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV7160Related to: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV5438Related to: Limekilns at Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV7160Part of: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV7160Related to: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV78253Related to: Plate Railway Lines at Lime Kiln Quay (Monument)
MDV78250Related to: Railway Turntable at Morwellham Quay (Monument)
MDV78251Related to: Railway Turntable at Morwellham Quay (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4847 - Archaeological Excavation at Morwellham, 2005

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2019 1:59PM