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HER Number:MDV14333
Name:Site of 27 and 29 North Street, Ashburton


No longer extant. The original house may have been a 14th century one storey building, divided by low partitions into three rooms with cross passage. All upper floors were later insertions. Served as the Culloden Arms from 1850 until 1910. Demolished in the early 1970s.


Grid Reference:SX 754 699
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NE/70

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Demolished, XIII to XX - 1300 AD to 1970 AD (Between))
  • INN (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1912 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Culloden Inn is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Laithwaite, M., 1971, Two medieval houses in Ashburton, 181-194, figs 1-4 (Article in Serial). SDV313465.

Stripping prior to demolition in 1970 revealed evidence of several phases of alteration and extension. Originally 14th century of cob and stone. Interesting features are the pegged butt purlins and absence of ridge piece, in the south-eastern English tradition, the medieval hall divided by stud-and-panel wooden screen to form inner room, and the first storey dividing walls of rough studs and cob unsupported by lath.

Alcock, N. W. + Laithwaite, M., 1973, Medieval houses in Devon and Their Modernisation, 105, photo, plan (Article in Serial). SDV25027.

Numbers 27 and 29 North Street, Ashburton. The original house was of one storey, divided by low partitions into three rooms with cross passage. A stud- and-panel screen divided the hall and inner room. The roof had 2 arch-braced collar-beam roof-trusses. All upper floors were later insertions. The houses have now been demolished.

Webb, P., 1995, The Pubs and Inns of Ashburton, 9-10 (Monograph). SDV347208.

The Culloden Arms, North Street.
This inn stood on what is now the green space of Cleder Place, opposite Stapledon Lane. The inn had a distinctive pack horse door (wider in the middle) in the passageway and trade directory entries exist from 1850 through until 1910. Like the Commercial Inn (MDV119843) it had it6s licence revoked at the same time. Houses demolished in 1970. J. Amery spoke of a large fresco painting covering the front of the building, depicting the Duke of Cumberland. 1890s photograph included by author shows this to be gone by this time.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV25027Article in Serial: Alcock, N. W. + Laithwaite, M.. 1973. Medieval houses in Devon and Their Modernisation. Medieval Archaeology. 17. Digital. 105, photo, plan.
SDV313465Article in Serial: Laithwaite, M.. 1971. Two medieval houses in Ashburton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 29. Unknown. 181-194, figs 1-4.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347208Monograph: Webb, P.. 1995. The Pubs and Inns of Ashburton. The Pubs and Inns of Ashburton. Paperback Volume. 9-10.

Associated Monuments

MDV23255Related to: 15 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV80827Related to: 20 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV62374Related to: 50 East Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV119843Related to: 7 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV119845Related to: Chrispin's Arms, North Street (Building)
MDV119846Related to: Duke's Head, Bullring (Building)
MDV119847Related to: Engineers Arms, North Street (Building)
MDV14334Related to: Site of 33 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV118264Related to: The Bay Horse, Ashburton (Building)
MDV119844Related to: The New Bottle, North Street (Building)
MDV119848Related to: The North Star, North Street (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 2:14PM