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HER Number:MDV11796
Name:Great Torrington Market House and Pannier Market

Summary

The Market House on South Street has a two storey stucco front with pediment, dated 1842. Behind this is the Pannier Market, a cobbled lane flanked by market stalls.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 495 190
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/40
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 90517

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET HALL (XIX - 1842 AD to 1842 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1973, Great Torrington, 32 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV2214.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SS41NE26 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV13263.

A building of three bays. In good condition.


Hunt, P. J., 1989, Torrington, 7 (Report - non-specific). SDV352248.


Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Archaeological Assessment of the Torridge District Council Refurbishment to the Pannier Market, Great Torrington (Report - Assessment). SDV20617.

Market house has survived largely unaltered. This includes an original table of tolls, rates and stallage over the butcher's shop on east side of entrance archway. The pannier market behind has been almost completely refronted although some stalls remain open and the cast iron Doric supports survive. A stucco gateway at south end of market is dated 1842. Original cobbled surfaces appear to survive without these gates.


Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Archaeological assessment of land adjacent to Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV338048.


Evans, P. + McConnell, 2010, Sydney House Car Park, South Street, Great Torrington, Devon: An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV354455.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Market House, south side of South Street, dated 1842, two storey, stucco front with pediment. Lower storey rusticated openings, that in the centre having ornamental cast-iron gates. Upper storey has Ionic pilasters and three round-head sash windows with glazing bars. Circular panel in tympanum. Above is bell-cote with four Tuscan columns supporting small dome. Behind this building, a central cobbled lane is flanked by market stalls (Pannier Market). Most of these have been re-fronted, but some are open and cast-iron Doric supports remain. Stucco gateway at south end has date 1842. The front of the building faces the end of High Street, and so can be seen to the best advantage. All the listed buildings in South Street form a group.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13263Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SS41NE26.
SDV20617Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of the Torridge District Council Refurbishment to the Pannier Market, Great Torrington. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.72. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV2214List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Great Torrington. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 32.
SDV338048Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Archaeological assessment of land adjacent to Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.34. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #77239 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV352248Report - non-specific: Hunt, P. J.. 1989. Torrington. Devon County Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV354455Report - Assessment: Evans, P. + McConnell. 2010. Sydney House Car Park, South Street, Great Torrington, Devon: An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Context One Archaeological Services Report. COAS/DBA/10/SGT. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.

Associated Monuments

MDV18799Related to: Great Torrington Market Place (Monument)
MDV60413Related to: The White Swan Inn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4195 - Land Adjacent to Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2015 10:35AM