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Morwellham Quay is by the River Tamar near Tavistock in Devon, it was used to ship out the products of the local mines and is now a museum, it was also the setting of the BBC TV series "Edwardian Farm"
This impressive water wheel used to provide power for crushing ore.
Part of the village including the shop and the inn - which is more a café than a pub and serves very nice pasties and Wadworth's 6X!
Nearby is this cottage which featured as Ruth's Cottage in the TV series "Edwardian Farm". It's worth noting that despite being used for a "farm" series the site is mainly about industrial heritage.
Having said it's about industrial heritage right next to it is this operational hydro-electric power station, the water enters via the large black pipe on the left of the building.
Looking up river here it seems odd that this tranquil country setting was once a bustling industrial complex.
Turning round, the power station is seen as a small feature in this lovely wooded valley. Incidentally, the River Tamar is still tidal at this point and for about a mile further up.
Morwellham Quay is a complete village, this is the playground at the village school.
The inn again, with industrial remains behind and above that the church half hidden in the trees.
The farm has a variety of livestock including the Large Black pigs - on the left you can see how a sow really chills out on a hot afternoon!
Nearby this ram had some geese for company.
Besides the animals there are a variety of horse drawn implements and vehicles on display including this unusual turnover plough.
This small paddle steamer (the smallest in the world!), the "Monarch" was on the slipway during our visit. She has room for just 12 passengers, previously she operated on the River Medina on the Isle of Wight.
The ketch "Garlandstone" is in the Great Dock at Morwellham, she was one of the very last commercial sailing ships to be built and is typical of the type of vessel that used to carry the ore away from here.
The Assay Laboratory where the quality of the ore was measured.
A view over the dock, the trestles carried tramway wagons out to tip the ore into ships in the dock.
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This site was last updated 15/07/2012