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HER Number:MDV22259
Name:East Street Market Place, Crediton

Summary

East Street displays the characteristic bowed shape of a medieval market place in the main street. Its position in relation to the collegiate church suggests it may have been the original medieval market place with the West Town market in High Street representing medieval expansion.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 837 001
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/84

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET PLACE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 15/07/1986, DAP/GE 1-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV40863.

Timms, S. C., 1980, Proposed Conservation Area at Crediton (Report - non-specific). SDV354697.

There is no evidence of an open market being held in East Street although a market area could have been accommodated where the road widens appreciably.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, Archaeological Asssessment of Land off Charlotte Street, Crediton, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV352118.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Timms, S. C., 28/02/1984, East Street (Personal Comment). SDV40791.

East Street displays the characteristic bowed shape of a medieval market place in the main street. This would have been the market place for East Town. There is no known documentary evidence for a market in East Street, but its position in relation to the collegiate church suggests it may have been the original medieval market place with the West Town market in High Street representing medieval expansion. The mid 18th century map in the Devon Record Office does not extend to East Street.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83370 ]
SDV352118Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. Archaeological Asssessment of Land off Charlotte Street, Crediton. Exeter Archaeology. 03.46. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV354697Report - non-specific: Timms, S. C.. 1980. Proposed Conservation Area at Crediton. Mid Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV40791Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 28/02/1984. East Street.
SDV40863Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 15/07/1986. DAP/GE 1-3. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV22257Related to: Crediton Market (Building)
MDV22258Related to: West Town Medieval Market Place (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 3 2020 8:54AM