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HER Number:MDV20899
Name:Pot and Tile Deposits, 1 Pulchrass Street, Barnstaple

Summary

Abundant debris of pot and tile was observed during a watching brief. A Potter by the name of Thorne manufactured pantiles and ridge creases in the area of Pulchrass Street in the 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 562 330
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/155
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS53SE77

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POTTERY MANUFACTURING SITE (XIX to XX - 1843 AD to 1981 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Pulcrass Street post-dates 1843.


Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.


Thompson, E. M., 20/03/1981, Interim Report on Watching Brief - Barnstaple Urban Relief Road Stage One, 2 (Report - Interim). SDV72377.

Abundant debris of pot and tile was observed on the corner of Pulchrass Street during a watching brief on phase one of the urban relief road in 1980/81. No stamped sherds found but a potter named Thorne is known to have manufactured pantiles and ridge creases in Pulchrass Street. Finds are similar to late 19th century Bbrannam ware. A cobbled lane was also observed on Fort Terrace to rear of 6 Bedford Street.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SS53SE77 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350926.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82941 ]
SDV350926Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SS53SE77. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV72377Report - Interim: Thompson, E. M.. 20/03/1981. Interim Report on Watching Brief - Barnstaple Urban Relief Road Stage One. North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV91852Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1843. Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV19364Related to: Site of Claypits and Pottery, Summerland Street and Pulchras Street, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2013 11:50AM