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HER Number:MDV869
Name:Wharfs on the River Yeo above Braunton Bridge.

Summary

Site of 19th century 19th and earlier 20th century wharfs on the River Yeo at Pilton.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 556 335
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/39

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Wood, J., 1843, Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey (Cartographic). SDV91852.

Not shown on Wood's plan of 1843.


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

Wharf's marked on either side of the River Yeo just upstream of Braunton Bridge.


Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 18 (Monograph). SDV78228.

River wharf. Pilton Wharf. Coal for Lynton, an important item of freight for the railway line, was unloaded here from ships which had passed through the swing bridge.


Hunter, J., 2003, Rawle Gammon and Baker Site, Rolle Quay, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339086.


Hughes, S. D. + Wheeler, J., 2006, An Archaeological Watching Brief at Rolle Quay, Barnstaple, 2 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV338542.

Site of a wharf for Barnstaple freight from the 17th - 19th centuries. A watching brief undertaken on 2006 established the location of the former River Yeo riverbank wall as well as a series of modern abutting make-up layers.

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: #52970 ]
SDV338542Report - Watching Brief: Hughes, S. D. + Wheeler, J.. 2006. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Rolle Quay, Barnstaple. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.45. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV339086Report - Assessment: Hunter, J.. 2003. Rawle Gammon and Baker Site, Rolle Quay, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment. CgMs Consulting Report. JH/3907. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 18.
SDV91852Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1843. Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4232 - Rolle Quay, Barnsatple
  • EDV4279 - Rawle Gammon and Baker Site at Rolle Quay, Barnstaple

Date Last Edited:May 9 2013 4:12PM