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HER Number:MDV106931
Name:The Old Rex Cinema, Chagford


The is the site of the old Parish Assembly rooms, which was converted after 1937 (when the Jubilee Hall opened) into the Rex Cinema. Between 1941-6 the lower ground floor was used as the Fire Station.


Grid Reference:SX 700 874
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ASSEMBLY ROOMS (XIX to XX - 1880 AD? to 1937 AD (Between))
  • CINEMA (XX - 1937 AD to 1975 AD (Between))
  • FIRE STATION (Altered, World War II to XX - 1941 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

Building depicted on the mid-late 1930s historic map.

Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 126, 139 (Monograph). SDV356605.

After the Jubilee Hall opened in 1937, the old Parish Assembly rooms behind the Globe Hotel were converted into a cinema.
In 1941, new fire engine equipment was provided which wouldn’t fit into Bowden’s yard, so the fire station was moved to the ground floor of the former Assembly Rooms, beneath the Rex Cinema. The Austin towing vehicle was kept in the yard of the Globe Hotel next door. After the War, a national review of the fire service proposed a wholly new arrangement of provision and in the new list of stations drawn up, Chagford was not mentioned. The station closed by the end of 1946, but a vigorous campaign by locals saw the decision reversed and a new station was introduced on Manor Road.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Building is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66445 ]
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 126, 139.

Associated Monuments

MDV33175Related to: 7 and 9 New St, Chagford (Building)
MDV106914Related to: Chagford Fire and Rescue Station, Lower Street (Building)
MDV106928Related to: Old Fire Station, Manor Road, Chagford (Building)
MDV80270Related to: Outbuildings at Gregory's Forge, Chagford (Building)
MDV33163Related to: The Globe Inn, High Street, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 11:17AM