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HER Number:MDV32808
Name:Broadmead, Landkey Road, Barnstaple


Site of a convent school, formerly known as Broadmead, formerly Broadmeadow Cottage. Broadmeadow Cottage, depicted on the Tithe Map and probably of 18th century date, was enlarged in the later 19th century principally by the addition of a wing at its south-western end and became known as Broadmead. The building became a school which finally closed circa 1984. It was demolished in the late 1980s and the site redeveloped for housing.


Grid Reference:SS 570 319
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/314
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))
  • SCHOOL (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

Full description

Vanstone, A., 01/03/1988, House (Worksheet). SDV83152.

School known as The Maris Convent, a Catholic school for girls run by nuns. The school closed down about 4 years ago but the building remains.

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

Building depicted on Tithe Map.

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

The first edition Ordnance Survey map shows a small complex of buildings on the site called Broadmeadow Cottage, comprising a dwelling orientated south-west to north-east with a yard containing two outbuildings and a pump on the south-east side.

Hesketh, A.C., 19/04/1991, Broadmead (Personal Comment). SDV83154.

The building was completely demolished about 18 months ago. A new residential development now occupies the site.

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

Complex marked as Broadmead on the second edition Ordnance Survey map. Comparison with the first edition shows the cottage to have been greatly extended with the addition of a new, large wing orientated south-east to north-west at the south-western end, with further additions on the north-eastern and south-eastern sides of the yard extending into the northern end of an orchard to the south.

Ordnance Survey, 1932, 13NE. Revision of 1932 (Cartographic). SDV335651.

Broadmead shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1975, SS53SE (Cartographic). SDV342729.

Building marked as School.

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

Site now occupied by residential housing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87584 ]
SDV335651Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1932. 13NE. Revision of 1932. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1975. SS53SE. Ordnance Survey 1:10000 map. Map (Paper).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV83152Worksheet: Vanstone, A.. 01/03/1988. House. Worksheet.
SDV83154Personal Comment: Hesketh, A.C.. 19/04/1991. Broadmead. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 27 2013 12:39PM