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H 290 x W 205 mm

224 pages

315 figures, 3 tables (colour throughout)

Published Jan 2024

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803277103

Digital: 9781803277110

DOI 10.32028/9781803277103

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Hayle; Cornwall; Industry; Quay; Docks; Shipping; WWII; D-Day

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Archaeological Investigations at South Quay, Hayle

By Yvonne Wolframm-Murray

Contributions by Rob Atkins, Andrew Sherman

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Archaeological work took place on South Quay, Hayle (Cornwall) between 2010-2014. The development of Hayle started in the mid-18th century and it soon became a significant industrial centre. This book extensively uses cartographic, photographic and documentary records to place the archaeological and structural features uncovered into context.



Chapter 1. Introduction




Location and topography


Objectives and Methodology


Chapter 2. Historical background


Historic Environment Records

Historical background

Cartographic evidence

Carnsew Pool and sluices

Later Ordnance Survey maps

Photographic evidence

World War II and post-war at South Quay Hayle Harbour


Chapter 3. The Archaeology of South Quay and areas relating to Carnsew Quay

The external walls of South Quay

The silting up and the deposition of rubble at the western side of South Quay

The Western Slipway

Carnsew Dock

The walls of Carnsew Channel and Pool and the southern sluice (mitre) gates

Carnsew Channel and training walls

Southern sluice (mitre) gates

Internal archaeological examination of South Quay

General observations during the watching brief

Archaeological evidence of cranes


Chapter 4. Finds

Sluice gate related items

Rail track/cart wheel

Chains, mooring posts, and anchors

Miscellaneous finds

Chain survey


Chapter 5. DiscussionRob Atkins, Yvonne Wolframm-Murray and Andy Sherman


Industrial importance

The rise of Hayle

The rise and expansion of Hayle from 1740

South Quay and the role it helped play in the expansion in the early to mid-19th century

Slow decline of South Quay from c1860

Research priorities




About the Author

Yvonne Wolframm-Murray graduated from Bradford University in Archaeological Sciences and then immediately studied for and then achieved a PhD in 2005 at the same university. She has worked for MOLA (formerly Northamptonshire Archaeology) since 2005 and amongst other sites supervised parts of the excavations at Stanground. She has written many site reports as well as specialists reports on worked flint. Yvonne has published articles in journals and has contributed to monographs.