Information for record number MWA7104:
Lapworth New Wharf

Summary The site of Lapworth New Wharf, a canal wharf, where vessels would have loaded and unloaded goods during the Imperial period. It was located at the west side of the intersection of the Stratford on Avon canal and Wharf Lane.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Canal Wharf
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Lapworth
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 15 71
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 At bridge 27 a winding hole is all that remains of an arm which extended to the main road close to Wharf Lane. This was opened to handle local limestone. Wharf cottages can be found on the A34.
2 Wharf arm has been filled in to make a car park.
3 The line of the canal is traceable for approximately half the length of Wharf Lane. The Wharf cottages opposite the canal arm are now used by a cruiser hire company, as is the remains of the arm.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: West Midlands Waterways Survey
Author/originator: Kilburn, C.
Date: 1976
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Stratford upon Avon and Warwick Canals
Author/originator: Elwin G & King C
Page Number: 16
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Kilburn C D
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4385
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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
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 WINDING HOLE * A widening in a canal to allow boats to turn around. 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 BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. 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 CAR PARK * A place where cars and other road vehicles may be parked and left. back

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