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HER Number:MDV78256
Name:Remains of Crane on Manganese Dock, Morwellham

Summary

Granite socket stone and granite post adjoining Manganese Dock, on which a shearleg crane was mounted. Thought to date to around 1796.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 446 696
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUAY CRANE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1796 AD? to 1801 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., 2009, In-situ Archaeological Finds at Morwellham Quay, 1 (Report - non-specific). SDV344990.

Granite socket stone and granite post adjoining Manganese Dock, on which a shearleg crane was mounted. Parts of a crane intended to be used as a reconstruction lie on the river bank to the south. Other details: Site 1b.


Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 107, 133-5, Figs 4.35 (Monograph). SDV361789.

Shear-leg crane of around 1796 shown on survey plan of the Public Quay. This is third crane on the quay (and the best-known). It has been visible since the 1970s. A shearleg design, it was mounted on the upstream side of the Tamar Manure Navigation dock of c.1796-1800. The socket for its upright post survives in a granite block on the quayside, while one of the two granite posts nearby formed the anchors for its angled shearlegs.
More detail in Chapter 11.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344990Report - non-specific: Waterhouse, R.. 2009. In-situ Archaeological Finds at Morwellham Quay. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 107, 133-5, Figs 4.35.

Associated Monuments

MDV7160Part of: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV78257Related to: Crane on Public Quay, Morwellham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 1 2018 11:49AM