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HER Number:MDV121356
Name:Boundary Walls to the former Newton Abbot Workshouse


The front, south and eastern boundary walls of the former workhouse in East Street still stand.


Grid Reference:SX 861 710
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY WALL (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2006, Newton Abbot Hospital, Devon. Archaeological Assessment and Historic Buildings Appraisal, 10-11, 17 (Report - Assessment). SDV347328.

The original south boundary wall is a double wall incorporating a walkway. Constructed of randomly coursed limestone it stands circa 3.5 metres high. The northern boundary of the workhouse site [alongside East Street] is a neat stone wall surmounted by railings for much of its length. Midway along is a slightly projecting structure which appears to be an infilled niche. The present entrance, formerly for the workhouse, retains a pair of gate piers on the eastern side and a single one on the west which sit well with the lodge. The wall to the west of the lodge has been rebuilt.
The eastern boundary is formed by a continuous stone rubble wall along Western Road. About half way along the road is an inserted plaque. The boundary walls, which survive intact, are considered to be of high significance.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Boundary wall depicted.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347328Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2006. Newton Abbot Hospital, Devon. Archaeological Assessment and Historic Buildings Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10-11, 17.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110642 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29502Part of: Newton Abbot Union Workhouse (Building)
MDV130416Related to: Commemorative plaque and conduit in Western Road, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV130455Related to: Conduit in East Street, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2021 10:32AM