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HER Number:MDV870
Name:Mill End Quay, Barnstaple

Summary

Site of Mill End Quay, a triangular area between the site of Town Mills and Braunton Bridge.

Location

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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/38

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUAY (Built, Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD? to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, D. M., 13/04/1984, Mill End Quay, Barnstaple (Personal Comment). SDV350552.

The railway is no longer visible but the late 19th century stone wall together with steps and mooring rings still exists.

Griffiths, D. M., 13/04/1984, Mill End Quay, Barnstaple (Ground Photograph). SDV350553.

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

Not shown on Wood's plan of 1843.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Quay marked on the 1855-1895 1:500 town map, a triangular area between Town Mills and Braunton Bridge.

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

The old Mill End or Bakers Quay was reconstructed when the Lynton and Barnstaple railway was built.

Griffiths, D. M., 1984, An Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Route of the Barnstaple Urban Relief Road Stages II and III, 8, 13 (Report - Assessment). SDV74017.

Documentary references of 1778, 1826 and 1828 suggest that Mill End Quay was sited west of Town Mills. The 1828 document refers to a dwelling house lately erected. This was presumably demolished when the Lynton and Barnstaple railway was constructed in 1898. The railway closed in 1935.
The site represents the historic frontage onto the River Yeo.

Exeter Archaeology, 1997, North Devon District Council Barnstaple Quay Project: Archaeological Assessment, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV73005.

The Barnstaple Bridge Trust map of 1772 shows 4 quays in Barnstaple with only Millend Quay on the River Yeo. Prideaux Quay, Great Quay and Little Quay were on the River Taw separated by buildings.

Exeter Archaeology, 1998, North Devon District Council Barnstaple Quay Project: Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation, 3 (Report - Evaluation). SDV85921.

Hunter, J., 2003, Rawle Gammon and Baker Site, Rolle Quay, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV339086.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108783 ]
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. 9.
SDV350552Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. 13/04/1984. Mill End Quay, Barnstaple. Not Applicable.
SDV350553Ground Photograph: Griffiths, D. M.. 13/04/1984. Mill End Quay, Barnstaple. Slide.
SDV73005Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. North Devon District Council Barnstaple Quay Project: Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV74017Report - Assessment: Griffiths, D. M.. 1984. An Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Route of the Barnstaple Urban Relief Road Stages II and III. Devon County Council Report. A4 + Digital. 8, 13.
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 18.
SDV85921Report - Evaluation: Exeter Archaeology. 1998. North Devon District Council Barnstaple Quay Project: Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.44. A4 stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV91852Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1843. Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV19247Related to: Castle Quay, Barnstaple (Monument)
MDV61691Related to: Great Quay, Barnstaple (Monument)
MDV882Related to: Town Mills, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8187 - Archaeological assessment of proposed route of the Barnstaple Relief Road, Stages II and III

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2019 3:04PM