About this website...
This website was set up in 2008 to showcase research into Industrial Archaeology in the Tamar Valley, which straddles East Cornwall and West Devon, in the South-West of England. Its author is Robert Waterhouse, with website design and construction by Andy Belcher.
The research work presented here has been carried out largely by Robert Waterhouse BA FSA, former Site Archaeologist for Morwellham Quay, with much assistance from members of the now-defunct Morwellham Archaeological Group.
Since 2002, this included an annual excavation of two weeks or longer. For details of past and future events see: CBA Festival of British Archaeology.
Other excavations and building survey work have taken place at various times, at and around Morwellham and Tavistock. Since 2004, this has included detailed surveys and research excavations on parts of the Tavistock Canal, as part of information gathering for a forthcoming book.