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HER Number:MDV114174
Name:9 The Square, Chagford


Building probably dates to the early 19th century, although may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the shop part of the premises was used as watchmaker and jeweller in the early 20th century and then became a newsagents. From 1930 onwards it was Hallets, Hardings, Nichols and Youds newsagents and is Sally's newsagents in 2011.


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

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • SHOP (XX - 1920 AD to 1930 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Tithe Map depicts this building; plot 49 'cottages' on apportionment. The map shows four large main buildings making up the block of buildings in the centre of the square; these were mostly later subdivided, except number 5.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows that the building has been altered and may have been divided into an L-shaped building with smaller additional square building and passageway to the north-east.

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

The early 20th century historic map appears to show further alteration to the adjoining building to the north-east and possibly to this corner building also.

Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 25, 112, 115 (Monograph). SDV356605.

Gray's shop occupied the corner plot in the block of buildings in the Lower Square and operated in the early 20th century, selling jewellery and watches. Later, it became a newsagents and although it has changed hands a number of times since 1930; being Hallets, Hardings, Nichols and Youds it continues to trade to this day.

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

2011 image shows this business is currently Sally's Newsagents.

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

The modern mapping more closely matches the late 19th century historic mapping and shows two buildings occupying this plot; numbers 11 and 9a.

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.
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 25, 112, 115.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73508 ]
SDV359355Website: Google. 2016. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV114171Related to: 11 The Square, Chagford (Building)
MDV114130Related to: 58-60 The Square, Chagford (Building)
MDV114133Related to: Cannon House, 5 The Square, Chagford (Building)
MDV114134Related to: Post Office, The Square, Chagford (Building)
MDV8271Related to: The Market House, Chagford (Building)
MDV114132Related to: The 'Shambles', The Square, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2016 3:01PM