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HER Number:MDV114499
Name:Dartmoor Prison: section of wall enclosing the former marketplace


Early 19th century wall enclosing the south side of the former prisoners of war market place at the centre of Dartmoor Prison.


Grid Reference:SX 586 740
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Historic England, 2016, H M Prison Dartmoor: wall enclosing the former marketplace (Cartographic). SDV359432.

Area of listing depicted on the map;

Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

Early C19 wall enclosing the south side of the former prisoners of war market place at the centre of Dartmoor Prison.
The rectangular shaped market place at Dartmoor Prison, used by prisoners of war to trade goods, formed part of its 1809 layout, and remains at the heart of its radial plan. It was enclosed by walls along its south-east and north-west sides, and entered via gate that originally stood between the octagonal look-out buildings at its east end. By 1948 the walls to the market place had been shortened, opening up the market place at its west end and a new single storey prison office building had been built against the north-west wall. By 1990 the north-west wall had been removed and replaced by a rectangular-shaped prison building. The remaining section of the wall enclosing the south-east of the former market place has survived.
Wall enclosing the south side of the former market place at the centre of Dartmoor Prison completed in 1809, shortened in the early to mid-C20 and with later repairs.
MATERIALS: granite stone rubble with rounded granite stone copings.
DESCRIPTION: the wall, approximately 20m long and circa 2m high, gently sweeps down at its east end. At its west end it is terminated by a square gate pier topped with a square shaped coping stone, rusticated to the sides.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV359432Cartographic: Historic England. 2016. H M Prison Dartmoor: wall enclosing the former marketplace. Listing Amendment Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73839 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15309Part of: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV114503Related to: Dartmoor Prison: A and B Wing cell blocks (Building)
MDV114504Related to: Dartmoor Prison: C and D Wing cell blocks (Building)
MDV114508Related to: Dartmoor Prison: E Wing cell block (Building)
MDV114511Related to: Dartmoor Prison: F and G Wing cell blocks (Building)
MDV114502Related to: Dartmoor Prison; Former Petty Officers' Block (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7115 - Assessment of the buildings at Princetown Prison, Dartmoor

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2016 2:02PM