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HER Number:MDV14596
Name:Well in Barnstaple Castle


Barnstaple Castle Medieval well now covered


Grid Reference:SS 555 333
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/43/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 255
  • Old SAM Ref: 33062
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS53SE14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Oliver, B. W., 1928, The Castle of Barnstaple, 221 (Article in Serial). SDV73002.

Barnstaple Castle well now covered, still exists. Just outside south west angle of Castle House.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, Barnstaple Castle Car Park Scheme: Phase 1: Archaeological Assessment, 16, Fig. 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV319631.

The covered well was first recorded in the grounds of 'Castle House' which lies within the castle's inner bailey, which was laid to lawn in 1953.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SS53SE14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV74065.

Site visit 15th October 1953. Site of the Medieval castle well.The oldest well was situated just outside Castle House. The well is covered but can still be seen at the north of the bailey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319631Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. Barnstaple Castle Car Park Scheme: Phase 1: Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.62. A4 Stapled + Digital. 16, Fig. 11.
SDV73002Article in Serial: Oliver, B. W.. 1928. The Castle of Barnstaple. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 60. A5 Hardback. 221.
SDV74065Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SS53SE14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #5939 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14592Part of: Barnstaple Castle (Monument)
MDV853Related to: Castle House, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2013 12:14PM