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Remains of Pier Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartland, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9951 / 50°59'42"N

Longitude: -4.5334 / 4°32'0"W

OS Eastings: 222316

OS Northings: 124804

OS Grid: SS223248

Mapcode National: GBR K2.KRD5

Mapcode Global: FRA 16DH.1PB

Plus Code: 9C2QXFW8+3J

Entry Name: Remains of Pier Wall

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91244

Location: Hartland, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Hartland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hartland St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Pier wall. Originally built in late C16 by William Abbott inheritor of Hartland
Abbey and its estate, what now survives however is likely to be the work of one of
several subsequent rebuildings or repairs throughout the C17, C18 and C19 until 2
severe storms in 1887 and 1896 effected the 2 stage destruction of the pier. Large
grounders with stone rubble blocks above.
Hartland Quay was probably at its most prosperous during the C18 and early C19 - in
1841 after the damage to its pier-head during gales its owner Lewis William Buck was
confident enough of the quay's future to raise £1200 for its repair. However in the
2nd half of the C19 the fortunes of the quay declined, augmented by the arrival of
the railway in Bideford in 1855 and the climate of agricultural depression. When
therefore further considerable damage was suffered in 1887 Sir George Stuckley
refused to rebuild, merely re-facing the stump of the pier and the remainder was
swept away in 1896. Already business in the Quay had ceased, with the last ship,
the Rosamund Jane, departing in 1893.
Source: Hartland Quay - The Story of a Vanished Port: M. Nix and M. R. Myers

Listing NGR: SS2231624804

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