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HER Number:MDV108632
Name:Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh


Inn located on Weech Corner, facing Fore Street. A coaching inn that may date to the early 17th century, it has a prominent position in the town. Threatened with closure in the late 1960s due to proposals to change the road layout, this never happened and the inn continues to trade (2016).


Grid Reference:SX 739 661
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COACHING INN (XVI to XIX - 1600 AD? to 1840 AD)

Full description

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

Building shown on the Tithe Map at this location, frames the corner of the junction of the three streets.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the public house which appears to be largely unchanged from the Tithe Map depiction.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Building appears unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 51 (Monograph). SDV359976.

Coaching inn dating to the early 17th century. The large double doors at the side would give access to the stables situated at the rear. In 1966 plans to remove Weech Corner on which the Globe Inn stands threatened the inn with demolition; it's business was to transfer to the Valiant Soldier. Ironically, the proposals never materialised and it was the Valiant Solider that ended up closing down.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1997, Buckfastleigh Conservation Area Partnership Scheme (CAPS) photographs (Photograph). SDV365552.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2012, Buckfastleigh Conservation Area Appraisal, 29 (Report - Assessment). SDV357481.

Globe Inn: Unlisted
A simple 19th century inn, given greater importance by virtue of its location. This makes it a prominent focal point at the top of Fore Street and without any apparent conscious design effort it also deflects the eye along Plymouth Road and Chapel Street.

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

'Globe Inn' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #67986 ]
SDV357481Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2012. Buckfastleigh Conservation Area Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. Digital. 29.
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 51.
SDV365552Photograph: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1997. Buckfastleigh Conservation Area Partnership Scheme (CAPS) photographs. Photograph (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV80083Related to: 1 and 1a Plymouth Road, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV22909Related to: 38 and 39 Chapel Street (formerly the Golden Lion Inn), Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV80100Related to: 40 Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV108640Related to: Outbuilding behind the Globe Inn, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV80084Related to: The White Hart public house, Plymouth Road (Building)
MDV7834Related to: Woollen Mill, Buckfastleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8934 - Condition survey of Buckfastleigh Conservation Area

Date Last Edited:Jul 4 2023 1:42PM