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HER Number:MDV42600
Name:Preventative Service House, Seaton


Site of a Preventative Service House. The house latterly served as a refreshment point for holiday makers but was demolished in the early 20th century to make way for houses in Trevelyan Road.


Grid Reference:SY 251 898
Map Sheet:SY28NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSeaton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSEATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY28NE/179

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Small building depicted on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Parkinson, M., 1985, The Axe Estuary and its Marshes, 56057 (Article in Serial). SDV122290.

Preventive Service House recorded on the 1939-1840 Seaton Tithe Map. Also called preventive men's house and referred to as a castellated dwelling. Called The Watch Tower in the later 19th century when it served as a refreshment point for holiday-makers. Pulled down in the first decade of the 20th century to make way for houses in Trevelyan Road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV122290Article in Serial: Parkinson, M.. 1985. The Axe Estuary and its Marshes. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 117. A5 Paperback. 56057.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91453 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV79579Related to: 1-8 Trevelyan Road, Seaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 1 2011 2:18PM