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HER Number:MDV20744
Name:40 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot

Summary

Site of 40 Wolborough Street. The house was built in the 17th century with later alterations and a 19th century facade. It was demolished in 1983 to make way for a road scheme.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 857 711
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/136

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XVII to XVIII - 1601 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.


Dudley, E. R., 1982, 38 Wolborough Street (Worksheet). SDV338370.

Details of building noted. Other details: One of five worksheets. Contact prints.


Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 37 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

40, Wolborough Street. Mid 19th century facade to 17th century or earlier building. Two storeys. Probably cob. 19th century shop front. Carriage arch to left. Rear block has stone gable end with overhang to each side. Interior has 18th century doors and 19th century fireplaces.


Timms, S., 1983, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV349223.

Site visit 5th May 1983 by C. Henderson, J. Thorp and S. Timms. The ground floor of the front block has been considerably altered for a shop. The rear block is a 19th century addition. Earlier roof structure (including some trusses with short curved feet) survive beneath the existing roof covering. Building recorded by J Thorp in May 1983 prior to demolition for a road scheme. The National Monuments Record is said to have made some record in April 1983. Other details: Photos in DCC Conservation Section Collection.


Weddell, P. J. + Henderson, C. G., 1985, Excavations at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 1983, 48 (Article in Serial). SDV354909.

No. 40 was built in the early 18th century. The site had been used for iron smithing in the 16th century. A cobbled carriageway was cut through the western end of the house in the early 19th century to give access to buildings at the rear of the tenement. Back courts containing numerous small dwellings were apparently constructed in many tenements in Newton Abbot from around 1800. Those on Wolborough Street, as in other parts of the town, were demolished without record earlier in the 20th century.


Weddell, P. J., 1985, The Excavation of Medieval and Later Houses at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 77-103 (Article in Serial). SDV338225.

Excavation by Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit in 1983, in advance of demolition revealed evidence for a building on this site in the mid 17th century. This was probably of rectangular plan with a passage towards the east end, a fireplace in the back wall and a cobbled yard behind. In the early 18th century a rear wing was built at the east end. In the mid 18th century the front wall was rebuilt in timber and a new east wall added. The internal layout was also changed. By the early 19th century the front wall was rebuilt in limestone. Major structural changes followed as a carriageway was cut through the western end. Major improvements were carried out in the late 19th century and, in the present century a shop window was inserted. Other details: Figs.


Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV310051.


Oakey, N. J., 2004, Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot: Desk Based Assessment, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV338211.


Crooks, K. + Oakey, N. J., 2006, Bradley Lane and Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot: Excavations and Watching Briefs: Parts One & Two (Report - Excavation). SDV338205.


Pink, F., 2014, Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions (Report - non-specific). SDV357343.

Archaeological excavations were carried out at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot by Exeter Archaeology in 1983.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 37.
SDV310051Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology. 01.07. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338205Report - Excavation: Crooks, K. + Oakey, N. J.. 2006. Bradley Lane and Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot: Excavations and Watching Briefs: Parts One & Two. Archaeological Investigations Ltd. 710. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV338211Report - Assessment: Oakey, N. J.. 2004. Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot: Desk Based Assessment. Archaeological Investigations Ltd. 646. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
SDV338225Article in Serial: Weddell, P. J.. 1985. The Excavation of Medieval and Later Houses at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 43. Paperback Volume. 77-103.
SDV338370Worksheet: Dudley, E. R.. 1982. 38 Wolborough Street. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV349223Personal Comment: Timms, S.. 1983. Not Applicable.
SDV354909Article in Serial: Weddell, P. J. + Henderson, C. G.. 1985. Excavations at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 1983. Exeter Archaeology 1984/5. A4 Stapled + Digital. 48.
SDV357343Report - non-specific: Pink, F.. 2014. Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions. AC Archaeology Report. ACD473/1/1. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV42001Part of: Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV41999Related to: 34-36 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4204 - Bradley Lane & Wolborough Street Excavations
  • EDV756 - Wolborough Street Redevelopment
  • EDV6634 - Excavation, Wolborough Street, Newton

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2014 12:36PM