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HER Number:MDV121428
Name:6-7 Church Street, South Brent


Late 19th century houses with shops; probable rebuilding of buildings shown on the 1843 Tithe Map. Possible mention of a poor house on this site.


Grid Reference:SX 697 601
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Constructed, XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))
  • SHOP (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets, page 753-4 of 821 (Worksheet). SDV340722.

SX69786014 6-7 Church Street
A pair of shops on the north side of Church Street contiguous with neighbouring buildings, the Anchor (extension) east and number 12 Church Street to the west. They appear to be a late 19th century rebuilding. The Tithe Map of 1843 shows the following entries on approximately the right position:
2965 and 2973: both recorded as ‘Dwelling house and shop, Glebe’.
This area is the apportionment site of the Poor House of pre-1837 as described in the Feoffee’s records (South Brent Feoffee’s documents, in church chest). Lease dated 02/12/1837: Feoffees of South Brent…to Mr Thomas Wills…”all that dwelling house lately occupied and used as a poor house for the reception of the poor of South Brent aforesaid with the garden and previous thereto belonging. Together with a house lately occupied by Andrew Morgan and used as a stable behind the said dwelling house which said premises are situated near the Market House in the town of South Brent” (The Market on the Tithe Map adjacent to these buildings).
The two properties share a common slate single span roof. They are rendered, most probably on stone with sash windows upstairs and large fairly recent shop fronts on the ground floor. Brick chimneys of small size.
The property has long been owned by the Feoffees which gives support to the possibility of its having been the poor house.

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

6 and 7 Church Street shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet. page 753-4 of 821.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110731 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV121430Related to: 8 Church Street, South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2018 3:32PM