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HER Number:MDV117271
Name:Former Officers' Club, Princetown

Summary

The Officers' Club was built in 1880 as a rest-room for officers and their families. It was extended during the 1970s. It was still the prison officers' club in 2000 and closed in 2001. Few prison officers now live in Princetown.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 587 737
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

  • SOCIAL CLUB (Constructed, XIX - 1880 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Recreation Room' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map, to the south-west of the Barracks.


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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.


Joy, R., 2002, Dartmoor Prison A Complete Illustrated History Volume 2 The Convict Prison 1850-Present Day At Her Majesty's Pleasure, 146, photograph (Monograph). SDV359843.

The Officers' Club was built in 1880 as a rest-room for officers and their families. It was extended during the 1970s. It was still the prison officers' club in 2000 and closed in 2001. Few prison officers now live in Princetown.


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

Building is shown on the modern mapping.

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.
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. 146, photograph.

Associated Monuments

MDV42840Related to: Barrack Complex, Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Monument)
MDV62546Related to: Churchyard, Princetown (Monument)
MDV15309Related to: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV117243Related to: Devonshire Flats, Princetown (Building)
MDV114803Related to: Hessary Terrace, Princetown (Building)
MDV117268Related to: Moor Crescent, Princetown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 1:41PM