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HER Number:MDV18346
Name:Former Pound, Great Torrington


Great Torrington Pound, a rectangular enclosure on Castle Hill with stone rubble walls.


Grid Reference:SS 496 189
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/61

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POUND (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Pound' shown.

Willmott Dobbie, B. M., 1979, Pounds or Pinfolds and Lockups, 29 (Monograph). SDV21958.

Great Torrington Pound. On Castle Hill. Rectangular in plan, built of random stone with 2.5 metres high walls. Modern wooden gate.

Timms, S. C., 1983, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV21959.

Site visit on 12th March 1983. Pound walls still intact. Gate broken down. Site may be enhanced by proposed Devon County Council conservation scheme.

Devon County Council, 1989, Torrington - Conservation and Tourism, 9 (Report - non-specific). SDV342652.

In the mid 1980s the County Council, in conjuction with the District Council, undertook a minor enhancement scheme to open up the old pound and provide a sheltered sitting area. Other details: Photograph.

Evans, P. + McConnell, 2010, Sydney House Car Park, South Street, Great Torrington, Devon: An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV354455.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21958Monograph: Willmott Dobbie, B. M.. 1979. Pounds or Pinfolds and Lockups. Pounds or Pinfolds and Lockups. Unknown. 29.
SDV21959Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 1983.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342652Report - non-specific: Devon County Council. 1989. Torrington - Conservation and Tourism. Devon County Council Report. A4 Paperback. 9.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82211 ]
SDV354455Report - Assessment: Evans, P. + McConnell. 2010. Sydney House Car Park, South Street, Great Torrington, Devon: An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Context One Archaeological Services Report. COAS/DBA/10/SGT. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV437Related to: Great Torrington Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2015 10:33AM