Information for record number MWA4362:
Willoughby Wharf to NE of Willoughby

Summary Willoughby Wharf, the site of a canal wharf, where vessels would have loaded and unloaded goods during the Imperial period. It was located 1000m north east of Willoughby Church.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Canal Wharf, Lime Kiln
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Willoughby
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 52 68
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 The main construction depot for this section of the Great Central Railway was located at this canal wharf. The canal was used to supply materials for the rail builders (1895-99).
2 Photograph of the site of the wharf.
3 Lime kilns marked on Ist Edition OS Map.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Rugby's Railway Heritage
Author/originator: Elliot P H
Date: 1985
Page Number: 38
Source No: 2
Source Type: Digital Data
Title: SP5268: The Site of Willoughby Wharf
Date: 2017
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: 2500 1886
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1886
Page Number:
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument LIME KILN * A kiln in which lime is made by calcining limestone or in some areas chalk. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument WHARF * A large wooden structure built alongside the water's edge where ships may lie for unloading. back
monument CANAL WHARF * A large wooden structure built alongside the edge of a canal where narrow boats may lie for the loading and unloading of goods. back
monument RAILWAY * A line or track consisting of iron or steel rails, on which passenger carriages or goods wagons are moved, usually by a locomotive engine. back
monument DEPOT * A building or site used as a storage and distribution centre. back

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