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HER Number:MDV18990
Name:Plague market site at Merrivale


Possible site of plague market in the 17th century, according to one documentary source.


Grid Reference:SX 555 750
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/33/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET PLACE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Andrew, C. K. C., 1942 - 1946, Tavistock Plague Market in Merrivale Hut Circles (Article in Serial). SDV345183.

The hut circles near Merrivale Bridge, called "the rings", are said to have been used as the site of a plague market for Tavistock in the 17th century, according to a letter of 1797. Other details: DCNQ/22 pg 97-100.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX5574/1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV219153.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219153Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX5574/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV345183Article in Serial: Andrew, C. K. C.. 1942 - 1946. Tavistock Plague Market in Merrivale Hut Circles. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Related to: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2010 2:51PM