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HER Number:MDV12388
Name:Great Torrington Town Stocks


Former town stocks, restored in the early 20th century, were located in the museum in the Town Hall during the 1970s.


Grid Reference:SS 495 191
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/27/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STOCKS (Unknown date)

Full description

Doe, G. M., 1929, Untitled Source, 36 (Monograph). SDV348608.

The restored town stocks are stored under the Town Hall.

Doe, G. M., 1939, Address of the President, 56 (Article in Serial). SDV14615.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978 - 1980, SS41NE31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV348609.

Site visit on 5th December 1978. These stocks are now in the museum in the Town Hall, 1.6 metres long, 0.4 metres high, with four holes.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV14615Article in Serial: Doe, G. M.. 1939. Address of the President. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Hardback. 56.
SDV348608Monograph: Doe, G. M.. 1929. Great Torrington Sticks and Stones. Unknown. 36.
SDV348609Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978 - 1980. SS41NE31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV454Related to: Great Torrington Town Hall (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7081 - Desk-Based Assessment and Archaeological Monitoring and Recording at Great Torrington Town Hall

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2011 9:27AM