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HER Number:MDV15993
Name:Market Place, Fore Street, Okehampton

Summary

Okehampton is one of only three Devon manors recorded as having a market in Domesday Book, the other two being Exeter and Otterton. The main market area was along the middle of Fore Street which was divided into two separate streets by a row of market buildings some of which survived until the 19th century. Market stalls stood against the walls of St. James' Chapel from the 12th to 19th century when Fore Street was cleared and Market Street opened up.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 587 951
Map Sheet:SX59NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59NE/39

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET PLACE (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. N., 1895, Okehampton Beginnings, 107 (Article in Serial). SDV349570.

The wide road now called Fore Street must be the direct successor of the open space in which the markets were held.


Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 151, 155 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

Okehampton is one of only three Devon manors recorded as having a market in Domesday Book, the other two being Exeter and Otterton. The main market area was along the middle of Fore Street which was divided into two separate streets by a row of market buildings some of which survived until the 19th century. Market stalls stood against the walls of St. James' Chapel from the 12th to 19th century when Fore Street was cleared and Market Street opened up.


Kenyon, D. R., 1997, Market Street, Okehampton: Archaeological Assessment, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV346209.

A market existed in Okehampton at the time of Domesday and continued until the present century. It is likely these markets, principally of livestock, took place in Fore Street itself. This was the practice as recently as 1906.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 151, 155.
SDV346209Report - Assessment: Kenyon, D. R.. 1997. Market Street, Okehampton: Archaeological Assessment. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 97498. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349570Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1895. Okehampton Beginnings. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 28. Unknown. 107.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2015 10:55AM