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HER Number:MDV91615
Name:Rope Walk in Newton Abbot

Summary

Rope walk shown on 19th- and early 20th century maps. It once produced hawsers for fishing boards off Newfoundland which sailed from Teignmouth.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 861 712
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROPEWALK (Built, XIX - 1828 AD to 1828 AD)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

A long thin building depicted on the site of the eastern part of the complex shown on later 19th century map (Apportionment number 337) is described as "Roads, Waste etc.". The field adjacent to east (number 336) is named "Ropery Field".

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

"Rope Walk" marked.

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

"Rope Walks" marked.

Devon County Council, 1975, Newton Abbot Town Trails, 59 (Article in Monograph). SDV352459.

The rope walk was built in 1828 to produce hawsers [large heavy ropes] for fishing boats off Newfoundland which sailed from Teignmouth. On either side are chambers where hemp imported from Bengal was stored and the floor is still caked with accumulated tar and tallow.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

The ropewalk is included in the listing description for 117-123 East Street. It was extended 140 yards in 1828 by Samuel Yeo.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109373 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352459Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Newton Abbot Town Trails. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 59.

Associated Monuments

MDV91616Related to: 117-123 East Street, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 1:09PM