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HER Number:MDV23667
Name:Conduit Head, South Ford Road, Dartmouth

Summary

Oblong block of masonry projecting from the corner of 4 Crowthers Hill, built in 1599 and rebuilt in 1847, according to the date plaque. The narrower northern end onto South Ford Road appears to have housed the tap.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 877 512
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/119
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387225

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CONDUIT HEAD (XVI to XIX - 1599 AD to 1847 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Rectangular structure shown at the corner of South Ford Road and Crowthers Hill.


Department of Environment, 1972, Dartmouth, 17 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV155627.

Crowther's Hill. Conduit (next south-east corner of No.12). 16th century conduit, restored. Ancient carved tablet with arms and date 1599 rebuilt 1847 and inscription H Clift Mayor, narrow coursed rough masonry.


Devon County Council, 1975, Dartmouth - Walk about in the Conservation Area & Exploring Dartmouth and Kingswear, 36 (Article in Monograph). SDV352452.

Several old conduit heads still survive at South town, Broadstone and South Ford Road, for example.


Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Map object based on this source.


Google, 2012, Google Streetview (Website). SDV348799.

Map object based on this source.


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

Map object based on this source.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Crowthers Hill, conduit approximately 2.5 metres to north of No.4. (Formerly Listed as: Crowthers Hill Conduit (next south-east corner of No.12)) Conduit approximately 3 metres to south of No.6 South Ford Road. Water conduit built in 1599 and rebuilt in 1847 according to the date plaque. Stone rubble laid to rough courses with painted sandstone dressings. Oblong block of masonry projecting from the corner of No.4. Crenellated parapet. Narrower northern end onto South Ford Road appears to have housed the tap since there is an iron plate protected by a pair of projecting iron hoops. Plaque above carved with the muncipal seal and the date 1599, recut circa 1985. Another plaque on the east side onto Crowthers Hill records the rebuild of the conduit in 1847 when N Clift was mayor.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155627List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 17.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348799Website: Google. 2012. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV352452Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Dartmouth - Walk about in the Conservation Area & Exploring Dartmouth and Kingswear. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 36.

Associated Monuments

MDV23668Related to: Conduit Head, Crowther's Hill, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 21 2014 12:02PM