Information for record number MWA4379:
Wharves, off Croft Road, Nuneaton

Summary Documentary evidence suggests that there were two canal wharves, where vessels would have loaded and unloaded goods, located to the east of Croft Road, Nuneaton, during the Imperial period. A coal wharf was marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1835.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Canal Basin, Canal Wharf
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 35 91
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Two wharfs, one each to the north and south of Croft Road and west of the canal are shown on the OS 25". The north one has a number of limekilns and the south one apparently serves a timber yard.
2 There are no obvious contemporary buildings connected with either wharf. Only the northern wharf is visible.
3 Named as Coal wharf on the OS 1st ed 1" map.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 1st Ed 25"
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: 1st Ed 1835
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1835
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 1"
Source No: 2
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Kilburn C
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4393
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
technique Documentary Evidence Documentary evidence is another name for written records. The first written records in Britain date back to the Roman period. Documentary evidence can take many different forms, including maps, charters, letters and written accounts. When archaeologists are researching a site, they often start by looking at documentary evidence to see if there are clues that will help them understand what they might find. Documentary evidence can help archaeologists understand sites that are discovered during an excavation, field survey or aerial survey. back
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 BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument TIMBER YARD * An open yard or place where timber is stacked or stored. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. 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 CROFT * An enclosed piece of land adjoining a house. back
monument CANAL BASIN * An open area of water, usually artificial and enclosed by dock gates or locks, lined with wharves and warehouses, where barges, narrow boats and other canal vessels can load and unload goods and supplies. back

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