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HER Number:MDV106935
Name:20 New Street, Chagford


This was the site of the Police House for many years, possibly from 1857, when the first resident constable (PC William Bray) was established until the mid-1950s, when Orchard Meadow was constructed.


Grid Reference:SX 701 873
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

  • POLICE HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1857 AD to 1954 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Building appears to be depicted on the Tithe Map.

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

Depicted on the late 19th century map.

Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 131 (Monograph). SDV356605.

Chagford gained its first resident constable, PC William Bray in 1857. The police house was for many years situated in New Street – number 20 – being replaced with a new purpose-built dwelling when Orchard Meadow was constructed in 1951-4.
During the Second World War, Chagford formed its own Home Guard platoon, one of the few such units to be mounted. They were led by Major W. Arden of Stiniel and carried out regular patrols on the moor, uniformed, on horseback with service rifles.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66449 ]
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 131.

Associated Monuments

MDV106936Related to: Police Station at Orchard Meadow, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 6 2014 12:30PM