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HER Number:MDV20900
Name:Prison on The Square, Barnstaple

Summary

Site of a prison, two walls of which were recorded during a watching brief on phase one of the urban relief road in 1980/1.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 559 329
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/165

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PRISON (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Gribble, J. B., 1830, Barnstaple (Cartographic). SDV357319.

Prison marked on the map of Barnstaple at the front of Gribble's 'Memorials of Barnstaple'.


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

Prison shown on Wood's plan.


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

The south wall of the prison building and a compound wall to the east were recorded during a watching brief on phase one of the urban relief road in 1980/1. Three pits and two stone wells were also observed in this area which was tidal prior to the building of Strand Quay. Little pre 17th century evidence was found.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357319Cartographic: Gribble, J. B.. 1830. Barnstaple. Frontispiece to Memorials of Barnstaple. a4 single Sheet + Digital.
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. [Mapped feature: #10929 ]
SDV91852Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1843. Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2014 4:13PM