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Originator:Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division
Summary:Morwellham, first mentioned 1235-40, was a port for 700 years and in the middle of the 19th century was probably the most important copper ore exporting centre in Europe. In the Middle Ages it was in the possession of the Benedictine Abbots of Tavistock and became Tavistock's main port, being the highest point a ship of any size could reach on the tidal river Tamar.

Associated Monuments (2)

MDV5435Morwellham Quay (Building)
MDV7160Morwellham Quay (Building)