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HER Number:MDV104807
Name:Bear Street Cemetery, Barnstaple

Summary

Bear Street Cemetery was founded by the Barnstaple Burial Board in 1856.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 566 333
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit Site Code: ND87

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CEMETERY (Founded, XIX - 1856 AD to 1856 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Cemetery marked on the north side of Bear Street with a lodge at the entrance and two mortuary chapels, one Church of England, the other Nonconformist. (The cemetery was founded by the Barnstaple Burial Board in 1856.)


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.


North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit, 1991, North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index, Site Code ND87 (Report - non-specific). SDV63429.

Post medieval pottery recovered from surface during a watching brief in 1986.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2008, Barnstaple Cemetery (Un-published). SDV356140.

Cemetery, 1855. Good pair of chapels and a lodge (in private ownership). The extension to the west is not good.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, Mapping Area 78 (Un-published). SDV351581.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

The cemetery now extends northwards from its original extant to front Berry Road as well as Bear Street.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #64274 ]
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. Mapping Area 78.
SDV354335Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns: Devon Gardens Trust. 2013. Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest. Historic Parks and Gardens - Register and Local List. Digital.
SDV356140Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 2008. Barnstaple Cemetery. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV63429Report - non-specific: North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit. 1991. North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index. North Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Site Code ND87.

Associated Monuments

MDV96077Parent of: Cemetery Lodge, Bear Street Cemetery, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV96078Parent of: East Chapel, Bear Street Cemetery, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV96080Parent of: Gate Piers and Gates to Bear Street Cemetery, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV96079Parent of: West Chapel, Bear Street Cemetery, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds

  • FDV5405 - POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 31 2014 5:38PM