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Monument Number 35570

Hob Uid: 35570
Location :
Mid Devon
Grid Ref : SS8300000000
Summary : Underground passages, possibly Medieval in date, alleged to have connected several buildings with the former Bishop's Palace.
More information : Underground passages large enough for a man to walk upright and about three feet wide, but without stone walls or vaulting, exist under Crediton streets. They are believed to have connected the cellars of various ancient buildings with the former Bishop's Palace (SS 80 SW 5). In 1895 one could be entered from the cellar of the Chantry in Dean Street (No. 46, at SS 83640003, according to the DOE/HHR List) where there is a sculptured stone arch of a blocked doorway. It ran under the east pavement of Dean Street from its north end opposite the parish church (SS 83637013) towards the site of the old Deanery. Another could be entered from the cellar of No 11 Union Road (SS 83340026) but a fall of earth 30 feet east of the entrance had blocked it. It passed under the north pavement of Union Road, which was only made last century, and was believed to run to the parish church. (1)

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Source details : Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 18 1934-5 264-6 (L A D Montague)
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Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Underground Structure
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 80 SW 23
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Relationship type : General association

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