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HER Number:MDV22941
Name:Site of mill-worker's house, rear of Market Street

Summary

Building at rear of site of no 28 Market Street, thought to be a former mill-workers' house. Was demolished sometime before the 1992 evaluation. Formally listed grade II.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 661
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/105

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1875 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Rear of the building at number 28. It is not clear whether this was the previously listed building, or whether it refers to the isolated structure 20 meters west of the end of the main block of buildings. The polygon has been located on the end of the main building.


Department of Environment, 1983, Buckfastleigh, 18 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337043.

Circa early/mid-19th century stone rubble building, with slate hung south front, forming the rear wing of no 28 which has been demolished. Three storeys. Five window range. Three and four-light casements. Pentice hood over ground floor windows and plain doorways. Carriageway through left-hand (west) end. No windows at rear (north) but door at second floor. Stone and brick chimney stack over rear (north) wall. Probably built as accommodation for wool mill workers.


Timms, S., 1984, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV295288.

The house on the street frontage (no 28) was demolished in February 1981 to make way for council housing scheme which has not come to fruition. It was a good three-storey 19th century town house with a formal symmetrical facade. No known record made before demolition.


Weddell, P. J., 1991, An Archaeological Assessment of land at Market Street, Buckfastleigh, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV297951.


Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 1992, Archaeological evaluation at Market Street, Buckfastleigh, 3 (Report - Evaluation). SDV296336.

Contemporary with the main 18/19th century houses on the street frontage of 28 Market Street was a mid-19th century building at rear of the site (former mill-workers' house). This building shared some walls with the main house(s). An adjacent cobbled area was found to be contemporary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV295288Personal Comment: Timms, S.. 1984.
SDV296336Report - Evaluation: Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D.. 1992. Archaeological evaluation at Market Street, Buckfastleigh. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.06. A4 stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV297951Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J.. 1991. An Archaeological Assessment of land at Market Street, Buckfastleigh. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.60. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83516 ]
SDV337043List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Buckfastleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV43537Related to: Area of medieval tenements, Market Street (Monument)
MDV54745Related to: Evidence of medieval occupation at 28 Market Street (Building)
MDV54746Related to: Medieval tenement boundaries, Market Street (Monument)
MDV43538Related to: Post-medieval houses, Market Street (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5083 - Assessment at Market Street, Buckfastleigh
  • EDV5084 - Evaluation at Market Street, Buckfastleigh

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 2:15PM