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HER Number:MDV17120
Name:Huddle's Almshouses


John Huddle founded almshouses in the north-east corner of the churchyard in 1604.They were later demolished, and rebuilt in New Street in 1843


Grid Reference:SS 495 192
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/4/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ALMSHOUSE (XVII - 1604 AD to 1604 AD (Between))

Full description

Colby, F. T., 1875, The History of Great Torrington, 94 (Article in Serial). SDV19181.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1978, SS41NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV3988.

John Huddle founded almshouses for eight people in 1604; they were built in the north-east corner of the churchyard but later demolished and rebuilt in New Street in 1843 (see PRN 12389).
Site visit on 15th December 1953. No visible trace of a building remains.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19181Article in Serial: Colby, F. T.. 1875. The History of Great Torrington. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 7. A5 Hardback. 94.
SDV3988Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1978. SS41NE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV12389Related to: Almshouses, 90 and 92 New Street, Great Torrington (Building)
MDV2627Related to: Great Torrington, St Michael and All Angels (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2011 10:08AM