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HER Number:MDV18452
Name:Village Pound, Sidbury


Former animal pound now in use as a bus shelter.


Grid Reference:SY 138 914
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SW/54
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87230

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POUND (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Square pound marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Ordnance Survey, 1938, 82SE. Revision of 1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV335969.

Department of Environment, 1973, Sidmouth, 15 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV98992.

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

Pound at Pound Close on the east side of the Sidmuth Road. Built of random stone with brick corners. Square in plan. The west side has been rebuilt.

Salvatore, J. P., 1998, Animal Pound at Sidbury (Un-published). SDV348350.

Site visit 30th July 1998. Three walls of random stone with rounded coping and brick corners of a former animal pound survive on the east side of the Sidmouth Road; a fourth wall alongside the road has been rebuilt. The pound as undergone considerable modification for conversion into a bus shelter. The interior has been provided with drains and paved flooring, a roofed shelter has been constructed in the southern part and the rest of the interior has benches and flower beds. Whilst its antiquity and origin as a pound is recognised, its current use technically places the structure as a building in use. Not recommended for scheduling. The pound is well protected by its listing status and by its location within a well cared for village.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site Nos. 2423 and 2424 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Shown on Ordnance Survey 1933/38 map.
Stone pound. Listed Grade II.

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

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Village Pound, Chapel Street (east side). Small rectangular space of tall stone rubble walls with rounded coping. Date listed 12th November 1973.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21958Monograph: Willmott Dobbie, B. M.. 1979. Pounds or Pinfolds and Lockups. Pounds or Pinfolds and Lockups. Unknown. 29.
SDV335969Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 82SE. Revision of 1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82248 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV348350Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1998. Animal Pound at Sidbury. Monuments Protection Programme. Report on Site for which Scheduling is Not . A4 Single Sheet.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site Nos. 2423 and 2424.
SDV98992List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Sidmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 15.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2016 3:27PM