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HER Number:MDV117222
Name:The Prince of Wales, Princetown


Depicted on the late 19th century historic maps, the Prince of Wales hotel is thought to have been established around 1845. Still continues as the Prince of Wales inn to present day.


Grid Reference:SX 589 735
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

  • HOTEL (XIX - 1845 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • PUBLIC HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1880 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Late 19th century historic map shows the 'Prince of Wales Hotel'.

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

Early 20th century historic map shows the building just marked as 'Public House'.

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 86-7 (Monograph). SDV359976.

Built in 1854, the Price of Wales was the third public house to be built in Princetown. Very little has changed to the exterior of the building over the years, although internal a number of alterations have taken place. The restaurant was added in 1989 and was formerly part of the backyard which was then covered with a roof and later enclosed to make a bottle store. The public bar has exposed stone walls complete with three large stone fireplaces. During the 1980s-1990s the landlord painted the exterior a different pastel colour each year, causing it to stand out from the other (mostly grey granite) buildings in the town. Said to be haunted.

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

Modern map marks the building as 'hotel'.

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).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #76523 ]
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 86-7.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2017 1:33PM