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HER Number:MDV78257
Name:Crane on Public Quay, Morwellham

Summary

Cast iron base for a crane, including wrought iron tie rods buried in the ground, granite slabs underneath, and three timber posts in the river adjoining. Thought to have been constructed by Gill & Company around 1817.

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

  • CRANE (Constructed, XIX - 1815 AD? to 1817 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Cast iron base for a crane on the Public Quay. This includes wrought iron tie rods buried in the ground, granite slabs underneath, and three timber posts in the river adjoining. Other details: Site 1c.


Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 107, 133-35 Figs 4.35, 5.17-19 (Monograph). SDV361789.

Rotating crane of around 1817 shown on survey plan of the Public Wharf. Substantial cast iron remains of this crane were found during the stripping of the Public Quay in 2008 (Figs 5.17-18). It had been fixed to a vertical post which presumably revolved on a ball-bearing in a pit constructed beneath the quay. Discussed in 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, 133-35 Figs 4.35, 5.17-19.

Associated Monuments

MDV7160Part of: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV78256Related to: Remains of Crane on Manganese Dock, Morwellham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 1 2018 11:50AM