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HER Number:MDV114130
Name:58-60 The Square, Chagford


Collins' supply and grocery shop established by 1900 in the Square. Original thatched property dates to the early-mid 19th century, altered in the early 20th century when an attractive frontage with oriole window was introduced, as well as adding an extra floor to the building and a tiled roof.


Grid Reference:SX 700 875
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

  • GROCERS SHOP (XIX - 1850 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the Tithe Map, plot number 89: 'house'.

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

Unchanged from the Tithe Map.

Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 18-19, 27, 71, 114, 116-117, 155 (Monograph). SDV356605.

Collins store can be seen on images dating to around 1900; when it was named William Collins and Co. Supply Stores and did not have the distinctive oriole window to the first floor. It also had a thatched. Hipped roof at this time. It was one of the largest and most comprehensive of Chagford's shops in the 20th century, dealing in a wide range of goods from premises in the Square. Was extensively rebuilt in the Edwardian period, being transformed from a modest thatched structure of two floors to an imposing three-storey building with double shop front and a large oriole bay at first-floor level. Building now had a gabled, tiled roof. Apparently, this splendid new frontage was lost to renovations after the Second World War and an image from around 1952 shows the simpler replacement bay windows of the grocery store.

Google, 2016, Google Streetview (Website). SDV359355.

Premises is use in 2011 as a Spar shop (ground floor) and White's Hair Salon (first floor).

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

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.
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 18-19, 27, 71, 114, 116-117, 155.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73463 ]
SDV359355Website: Google. 2016. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV114171Related to: 11 The Square, Chagford (Building)
MDV114174Related to: 9 The Square, Chagford (Building)
MDV33186Related to: King's Arms Cottage, Chagford (Building)
MDV114129Related to: Lloyds Bank, Chagford (Building)
MDV114125Related to: The King's Arms, Chagford (Building)
MDV8271Related to: The Market House, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2016 2:37PM