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HER Number:MDV18352
Name:Blue Coat School, North Walk, Barnstaple

Summary

Site of the Blue Coat School. The school formerly occupied a hall over the north gate but moved to new premises when the gate was demolished in 1842.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 556 334
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/144

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Gribble, J. B., 1830, Barnstaple (Cartographic). SDV357319.

Gribble's map marks the site of the school as over the north gate (8).


Wood, J., 1843, Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey (Cartographic). SDV91852.

School marked on map of 1843.


Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Blue Coat School marked on 1855-1895 1:500 town map, comprising a main building with several adjacent smaller buildings within a walled playground.


Rogers, I., 1922 - 1923, Some Ancient Clocks in North Devon, 363-364 (Article in Serial). SDV6732.

The Blue Coat School, North Walk, Barnstaple. The school which had occupied the hall over the north gate was removed to new premises in North Walk when the north gate was demolished in 1842. The 18th century clock which had used to be mounted in the roof of the north gate was removed and re-mounted in the new building. The mechanism of the clock is described in detail.


Egeland, P., 1982, Blue Coat School (Personal Comment). SDV349115.

The Blue Coat School, North Walk, has been demolished but the clock has been preserved and it is planned to re-mount it on the Guildhall, High Street.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349115Personal Comment: Egeland, P.. 1982. Blue Coat School. Not Applicable.
SDV357319Cartographic: Gribble, J. B.. 1830. Barnstaple. Frontispiece to Memorials of Barnstaple. a4 single Sheet + Digital.
SDV6732Article in Serial: Rogers, I.. 1922 - 1923. Some Ancient Clocks in North Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 12. Unknown. 363-364.
SDV91852Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1843. Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 6 2014 11:05AM