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HER Number:MDV78701
Name:Mine Track, Morwellham to New Quay

Summary

Track from Morwellham to New Quay, along the riverside on the west side of George and Charlotte Mine.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 450 698
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.


Buck, C., 2010, George & Charlotte Mine, Morwell, Devon: Archaeological Assessment, 33-4 (Report - Assessment). SDV345606.

A mine track is shown on the 1867 estate maps and early Ordnance Survey maps, running between Morwellham and New Quay. This is still extant and part of it is a public footpath. The section of track running through George and Charlotte Mine has been used for the outside route of the Morwellham underground experience railway line since the early 1980s, and a new footpath route has been created higher up the hillside. Other details: Figures 7-10, 18: site 13, 13.1.


Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 473 (Monograph). SDV361789.

A cart track appears to have been extended (from the plateway from the end of the Tavistock Canal incline) downriver as far as New Quay before 1867, probably to bring processed ore from George and Charlotte Mine. It went out of use by 1869 but has been reused since 1978 by the Wheal George and Charlotte tramway, associated with Morwellham Quay Museum.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105537 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345606Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2010. George & Charlotte Mine, Morwell, Devon: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall County Council Report. 2010R122. A4 Stapled + Digital. 33-4.
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 473.

Associated Monuments

MDV5467Related to: George and Charlotte Mine (Monument)
MDV7160Related to: Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV19380Related to: New Quay (Monument)
MDV124815Related to: The Copper Ore Road, Morwellham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4945 - Archaeological Assessment of George & Charlotte Mine, Morwell, Devon
  • EDV4946 - Field Survey of George & Charlotte Mine, Morwell, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2019 12:49PM