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HER Number:MDV126900
Name:Gateway to the Priory of St Mary Magdelene, Barnstaple


It is suggested that the former gateway into the Priory stood where Gaydon Street once joined with Vicarage Street.


Grid Reference:SS 561 335
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATEWAY (Built, XII to XIV - 1101 AD to 1400 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, D. M., 1984, An Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Route of the Barnstaple Urban Relief Road Stages II and III, 4, 9, 13 (Report - Assessment). SDV74017.

It is suggested that the junction of Vicarage Street with Gaydon Street (Map 2) maybe the site of the gateway into the Priory of St Mary Magdelene. The fact that there was possibly a vicarage on the site of the current vicarage in the medieval period suggests that Vicarage Street was extant at this time.
[Note that map 2 dates prior to the construction of the urban relief road and shows this area to have been redeveloped with Gaydon Street extending north of its current extent to join with Vicarage Street].

Sources / Further Reading

SDV74017Report - Assessment: Griffiths, D. M.. 1984. An Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Route of the Barnstaple Urban Relief Road Stages II and III. Devon County Council Report. A4 + Digital. 4, 9, 13. [Mapped feature: #122820 Map object approximate, based on this source., ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4488Part of: Priory of St Mary Magdalene, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8187 - Archaeological assessment of proposed route of the Barnstaple Relief Road, Stages II and III

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2019 3:57PM