Information for record number MWA4369:
Marston Doles Wharf, Priors Marston

Summary The site of Marston Doles Wharf, a canal wharf, where vessels would have loaded and unloaded goods. It was primarily located south of the lock, and is marked on the Ordnance Survey maps of 1884 and 1905.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Canal Wharf
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Priors Marston
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 46 58
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 The OS 1884 6" map shows a wharf in this position.
2 The 25" OS of 1905 shows a wharf at this point. This is to the east of the canal and south of the road, and appears to be a largish complex with two buildings.
3 Shown on 1927 OS 6".
4 The complex consists of 2x2-storey canal cottages in red brick; a yellow brick one-storey stable block and a two-storeywarehouse with blue brick decoration dated (?) 1865, with an opening over the canal. There is a small basin. The buildings are generally in original condition and appear to be domestic dwellings and farm buildings.
5 The wharf to the south of Welsh road is marked on 1:2500 1st Edition (1881-90). That part of it to the north of Welsh road is shown on 1:2500 2nd Edition (1900-1906). The northern part appears to have fallen into disuse as a wharf at an unknown date between 1927 and 1955.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 41SW 1:10560 1884
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1884
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Volume/Sheet: 41SW
Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: 6" 1927
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1927
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: 25" 1905
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1905
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Kilburn C
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4393
Source No: 5
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm. Gill Stewart
Author/originator: Stewart G
Date: 2014 onwards
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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 BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument LOCK * A section of the water channel on a canal or river shut off above and below by lock gates provided with sluices to let the water out and in, and thus raise or lower boats from one level to another. Use more 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 DWELLING * Places of residence. 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 FARM BUILDING * A building or structure of unknown function found on a farm. Use more specific type where known. back
monument STABLE * A building in which horses are accommodated. back
monument DOMESTIC * This is the top term for the class. See DOMESTIC Class List for narrow terms. back

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