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HER Number:MDV20746
Name:46 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot

Summary

Site of 46 Wolborough Street which was demolished in 1983 to make way for a road scheme. Excavations on the site revealed evidence for a late 14th or early 15th century house which had been sub-divided into two small tenements by the mid 17th century. No. 46 was rebuilt in the late 18th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 856 711
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/138

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XVIII - 1701 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.

46, Wolborough Street. Town dwelling with side passage. Other details: One of five worksheets. Sketch Plan. Contact prints.


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

Site visit 5th May 1983 by C. Henderson, J. Thorp and S. Timms. Three-storey 18th/19th century house with shop on ground floor and through passage on left. Angle fireplaces. Otherwise plain. Relationship with No 48 (demolished in 1979) is undefined. Building recorded by J Thorp of in May 1983 prior to demolition for road scheme. Other details: Photos in DCC Conservation Section Collection.


Unknown, 1983, Wolborough Street Excavations, Newton Abbot, 1983 (Leaflet). SDV359071.

The remains of a well-preserved house with substantial stone foundations which was built in the later 14th or 15th century have been exposed during excavations on the site of a new by-pass linking Highwekk Street and Newfoundland Way . It was probably single storied and built it cob. It had two rooms with a through passage between them. The walls of the western room was plastered and in the centre of the room was a well-constructed stone hearth. A deed of 1477 describes the partition of the house and from that date there were always two properties on the site, latterly 44-46 Wolborough Street.


Weddell, P. J. + Henderson, C. G., 1985, Excavations at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 1983, 48, Fig. 32 (Article in Serial). SDV354909.

Building recording and excavation undertaken in 1983 prior to the construction of Newfoundland Way. At the western end of the excavation area [Nos. 44-6] evidence was found for a substantial house dating to the late 14th or early 15th century. This had been well-constructed with stone footings perhaps supporting thick cob walls. It comprised two rooms on either side of a cross passage. The western room contained a central hearth and against the west wall was a stone bench. By the mid 17th century the property had been subdivided into two small tenements. No. 46 was rebult in the late 18th century.


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

Excavation in 1983, in advance of demolition, showed it to lie on the site of a late 14th-early 15th century house of probable cob and stone construction. Alterations occurred by the early 16th century. Sub-division into 3 houses (nos 42-46) possibly occurred by the mid 17th century, by which time there existed a north-south wall on the line of the boundary between nos 46 and 44. In the 18th century no 46 was slightly remodelled; a wash house probably inserted in the rear wing, and the early 16th century (cob?) back wall replaced by timber framing, as were all the main outer walls. This general plan was retained into the present century, and the roof at the time of demolition may have dated to this period


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

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, Fig. 32.
SDV357343Report - non-specific: Pink, F.. 2014. Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions. AC Archaeology Report. ACD473/1/1. Digital.
SDV359071Leaflet: Unknown. 1983. Wolborough Street Excavations, Newton Abbot, 1983. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV42001Part of: Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV41999Related to: 34-36 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV20745Related to: 42 and 44 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV108679Related to: Medieval House in Wolborough Street (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:Aug 27 2015 11:51AM