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HER Number:MDV28400
Name:Former Almshouse, South Ford Road, Dartmouth

Summary

The remains of an almshouse are shown on 19th century maps, at the east end of South Ford Road.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 877 513
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/203
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX85SE42
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX85SE43

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ALMSHOUSE (Unknown date)

Full description

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

Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Almshouse (Remains of)' shown.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX85SE42 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341420.

Almshouse for seamen or their widows was founded in Dartmouth in 1671 by John Lovering. It was further endowed by his son in 1685, but there were no funds available for its rebuilding after a fire in 1794 (citing Lysons).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX85SE43 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341421.

An almshouse founded by Mr Street received its only endowment from Richard Kelly. Now called the Widow's Houses, inhabited by eight or ten poor widows, usually of seamen (citing lysons).


Freeman, R., 1988, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV341024.

Lovering's Houses are still so-called and are on the north side South Ford Road near the junction with Crowther's Hill.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341024Worksheet: Freeman, R.. 1988. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.
SDV341420Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX85SE42. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV341421Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX85SE43. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV23743Related to: 1 and 2 Mariners Homes, 85 -89 Victoria Road, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2013 11:41AM