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HER Number:MDV114803
Name:Hessary Terrace, Princetown

Summary

Notable terrace of houses built in 1908 for prison warders and their families. Enclosed front gardens with rendered walls and good quality metal gates and railings.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 587 736
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (XX - 1908 AD to 1908 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

Terrace is depicted on the mid-20th century historic map (not shown on the 1905 version).


Barber, C., 1995, Princetown of Yesteryear Part I, 26 (Monograph). SDV359850.

Early photographic image of Hessary Terrace.


Joy, R., 2002, Dartmoor Prison A Complete Illustrated History Volume 2 The Convict Prison 1850-Present Day At Her Majesty's Pleasure, 147 (Monograph). SDV359843.

Hessary Terrace was built in 1908 as G-quarters with 18 houses for warders and families, the only accommodation to be situated along the main road, where tourists visiting Princetown could stop and gaze at warders on their way to and from work. All the other prison houses were on prison land so that any wandering persons could be removed. In the 1980s it was relinquished. Hessary is also the local dialect for 'Hisowrthy'.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Princetown Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 22, Figure 23 (Report - Assessment). SDV359514.

Hessary Terrace: A robust and notable terrace of early 20th century houses stepping uphill from the school playing field towards the former Barracks Recreation Rooms. Enclosed front gardens with rendered walls and good quality metal gates and railings.


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

Hessary Terrace is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #74133 ]
SDV359514Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. Princetown Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. Digital. 22, Figure 23.
SDV359843Monograph: Joy, R.. 2002. Dartmoor Prison A Complete Illustrated History Volume 2 The Convict Prison 1850-Present Day At Her Majesty's Pleasure. Dartmoor Prison A Complete Illustrated History. 2. Hardback Volume. 147.
SDV359850Monograph: Barber, C.. 1995. Princetown of Yesteryear Part I. Princetown of Yesteryear Part I. Paperback Volume. 26.

Associated Monuments

MDV117243Related to: Devonshire Flats, Princetown (Building)
MDV114804Related to: Duchy House, Princetown (Building)
MDV117271Related to: Former Officers' Club, Princetown (Building)
MDV117268Related to: Moor Crescent, Princetown (Building)
MDV114805Related to: Venville House, Princetown (Building)
MDV114801Related to: Windsor Villas, Princetown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 7 2016 9:47AM