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HER Number:MDV119840
Name:Former St John's Ambulance Hall, Ashburton

Summary

Depicted on the historic maps, this building is shown on the late 19th century historic map as a single building, later divided into a row of ?dwellings. Shown as a hall by the 1970s Ordnance Survey historic maps. Utilised by St John's Ambulance (and the Salvation Army?).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 755 697
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XIX - 1849 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • MEETING HALL (XX - 1970 AD to 1979 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The plot on the Tithe Map for this site (1622) is recorded as a garden.


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

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


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

The early 20th century historic map shows the building has been subdivided by this time into a number of smaller units; possibly dwellings.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

Matches the early 20th century historic map depiction.


Finneran, N., 2017, Archaeological Assessment of roof space above the Salvation Army Hall, Asburton, Devon (SX7552769795), Figure 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV360364.

History of the building noted from map depictions on the late 19th century, 1930s and 1970s Ordnance Survey historic maps. Prior to its conversion into a hall which is noted to have taken place by the 1970s, the building was said (according to local information) to have been a row of three cottages fronting onto the alley. Site visited and roof space recorded, including photographic survey of the roof beams.
Author records there was building work in the 1930s; evidence that reworking the roof trusses took place to raise the roof in the central hall room .


Richards, A. F., 2017, Hall on Church Path, Ashburton (Personal Comment). SDV360365.

Title on the 2017 report has been corrected to 'St John's Ambulance'; unclear if this building has served as a Salvation Army Hall. Was certainly St John's Ambulance at time of auction sale in September 2016. Auction sale photographs appear to show a date of ?1938 over the door, so this may relate to the date of conversion to a meeting hall, there were roof alterations at this time.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

'Hall' is depicted 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).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79132 ]
SDV360364Report - Assessment: Finneran, N.. 2017. Archaeological Assessment of roof space above the Salvation Army Hall, Asburton, Devon (SX7552769795). Digital. Figure 7.
SDV360365Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2017. Hall on Church Path, Ashburton. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV23277Related to: 17 - 19 West Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV23278Related to: 21-29 West Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV92766Related to: Boundary wall and features north of St Andrew's Church, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV119841Related to: Church Cottage, Ashburton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7354 - Photographic survey of the roof space of the St John's Ambulance Hall, Ashburton

Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2017 1:49PM