Information for record number MWA4370:
Fenny Compton Wharf

Summary The site of a canal wharf, buildings, boathouse and basin, where vessels would have loaded and unloaded goods during the Imperial period. It was located south of the canal, 500m north east of the current marina, and was marked on the Ordnance Survey maps of 1886 and 1905.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Canal Basin, Canal Wharf, Boat House
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Fenny Compton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 43 53
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Shown on 1886 OS 6".
2 As shown on the OS 25" (1905) and 6", this is a major complex to the south of the canal comprising several buildings, a boathouse, and a basin/winding hole. This complex is now Fenny Marina. It consists of canal stabling, one and two storey buildings fronting the canal and a larger house. They form a good working group, representative of the buildings of many of the wharfs in the area.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 25" 1905
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1905
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Source No:
Source Type: Map
Title: 18SW 1:10560 1886
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1886
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: WARKS 18SW
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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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
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 BOAT HOUSE * A house or shelter for the storage and/or launching of boats. 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 INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument MARINA * A dock or basin, often inland, used for mooring yachts and other small pleasure craft. 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 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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