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HER Number:MDV10351
Name:Ottery St Mary, Hone Almshouses


Hone Almshouseson the south side of Sandhill Street in Ottery St Mary may have been founded in the 16C


Grid Reference:SY 099 955
Map Sheet:SY09NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOttery St. Mary
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERY ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY09NE/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ALMSHOUSE (XVI to XIX - 1501 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Cornish, Rev. F, F., Short notes on the Church & Parish of Ottery St Mary, 32 (Pamphlet). SDV322719.

Polwhele, R., 1793-1806, The History of Devonshire, 243-4 (Monograph). SDV21030.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Hone Almhouses' shown on OS 25" (1880s) as a row of three adjoining buildings on the south side of Sandhill Street in Ottery St Mary. The houses appear to have been between Nos 11 & 13 Sandhill Street to the north of the later Robert Hone House.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 25" (Cartographic). SDV1799.

'Almshouses' shown on OS 25" (1905) map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SY09NE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV102008.

Hone's Almshouses in Sandhill St, Nos 13,15,17. No recorded date for their foundation (around mid 16C). It is probable that the houses incorporate remains of the original 16C ones. Of cob construction, but with modern windows, slate roofs & brick chimneys. Robert Hone was the grandfather of Thos. Bodley, founder of the Bodleian Library (1545-1613).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102008Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SY09NE7. SY09NE.
SDV1799Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 25". 25".
SDV21030Monograph: Polwhele, R.. 1793-1806. The History of Devonshire. The History of Devonshire. Unknown. 243-4.
SDV322719Pamphlet: Cornish, Rev. F, F.. Short notes on the Church & Parish of Ottery St Mary. 32.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2009 9:38AM