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HER Number:MDV31857
Name:Burland House, Bittadon


Formerly Fry's Hotel shown on historic mapping, possibly 19th century. The hotel became a private dwelling in the early 20th century, known as Burland House.


Grid Reference:SS 544 412
Map Sheet:SS54SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarwood
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBITTADON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54SW/109

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOTEL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • PUBLIC HOUSE (XIX to Edwardian - 1868 AD to 1910 AD (Between))
  • HOUSE (Edwardian to XXI - 1910 AD to 2020 AD (Throughout))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Plot 331 listed as Fry's Hotel.

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Fry's Hotel marked on map. Marked on west side of the road, but looking at apportionment (SDV359954), Fry's Hotel is the building opposite on the east side.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 9NW (Cartographic). SDV67182.

'Fry's Hotel (P. H. )' shown.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon, 12 (Report - Assessment). SDV340799.

Hotel, possibly 19th century. Other details: Site 101.

Ingram, D. L., 2020, Email: MDV31857 Name Fry's Hotel, Marwood (Correspondence). SDV363778.

The standing building shown as Fry's Hotel PH is shown on OS maps throughpout the 19th and 20th century and is still extant today as Burland House, Bittadon as a residential dwelling. Newspaper articles show that it is listed as a PH at least from 1868.
The OS1961 records the change of name to Burland House. Hotel is present in various historic directories (William White, Kelly's) and these are chiefly for the mid C19th (William White 1850) to early C20th (Kelly's 1902). By 1919 Fry's Hotel is missing from the Directories, having had its license withdrawn in 1910 by the magistrates North Devon Journal 03 Feb 1910. Presumably this is the point at which it became a private dwelling.
A handsome building still with early windows (narrow glazing bars), in appearance dating from not later than the late C18th, and unaltered in its footprint since at least 1889.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340799Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV363778Correspondence: Ingram, D. L.. 2020. Email: MDV31857 Name Fry's Hotel, Marwood. Amendment of HER record. Email + Digital.
SDV67182Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 9NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4404 - Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of Proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon

Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2020 11:30AM