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HER Number:MDV117259
Name:Church Row, Princetown

Summary

No longer extant, this terrace was built around 1810-13 by French prisoners of war. It had a number of different names including Chapel Row, Government Row and finally Woodville Terrace, before it was demolished in the 1960s.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 585 738
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 (Constructed, XIX - 1810 AD to 1813 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Row of eight houses depicted on the Tithe Map.


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

The terrace is shown on the later 19th century historic map. Now separate gardens have been allocated to the houses.


Ordnance Survey, 1950-1954, Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV350147.

Still shown on the 1905 historic map, but gone by the later historic mapping.


Joy, R., 2002, Dartmoor Prison A Complete Illustrated History Volume 2 The Convict Prison 1850-Present Day At Her Majesty's Pleasure, 114 (Monograph). SDV359843.

Church Row. This terrace was built around 1810-13 by French prisoners of war. When the Chapel of Ease was established in St Michael's Church, this row of houses became 'Chapel Row', later 'Government Row' and finally 'Woodville Terrace', before being demolished in the 1960s. The low wall in front of the Cornish Unit houses called Woodville Avenue was the remains of the front wall of Church Row.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #76556 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1950-1954. Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Map. Digital.
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. 114.

Associated Monuments

MDV114800Related to: 1-3 New Villas, Princetown (Building)
MDV62546Related to: Churchyard, Princetown (Monument)
MDV15309Related to: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV117243Related to: Devonshire Flats, Princetown (Building)
MDV117287Related to: Hisworthy House, Princetown (Building)
MDV117283Related to: The Chaplain's House, Princetown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 7 2016 3:32PM