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HER Number:MDV43275
Name:Ford Timber Yard, Bideford

Summary

Probably a mid-19th century encroachment onto the foreshore. The first full depiction is on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map. Elements of old quays, waterfronts and slipways survive.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 453 260
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/206

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUAY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Only the northern part of Ford Timber Yard is shown on the Town Map of 1855-1895. Map object also based on this source.

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

"Ford Timber Yard" marked.

Unknown, 1914, 2379/add/5/27 (Record Office Collection). SDV15282.

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

"Ford Yard" marked.

Unknown, 1950, 2379/add/2/1/9 (Record Office Collection). SDV15281.

Pye, A. R., 1989, Bideford Waterfront Tidal Defence Scheme. An Archaeological Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV15239.

Ford Timber Yard. Elements of old quays, waterfronts and slipways survive.

Pye, A. R. + Simpson, S. J., 1991, Bideford Waterfront NRA Tidal Defence Scheme: Historical Survey and Part 1 Archaeological Survey, 3 (Report - Survey). SDV15240.

Probably a mid-19th century encroachment onto the foreshore. The first full depiction is on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map which shows 'Ford Timber Yard' containing several buildings and a wharf. During the 20th century a small shipyard existed here (43276).

Parker, R. W. + Collings, A. G., 1997, Archaeological Assessment of Wooder Wharf, Bideford (Report - Assessment). SDV15241.

Reclamation of the foreshore that led to creation of Ford Timber Yard appears to have begun in 1850's. The first reference in a directory appears in (Kelly's) 1866, when it is occupied by the merchants, Heard Brothers. Occupied by How and Company in 1914. The 1950 rate book shows John How and Company's property to comprise Wooder Wharf (43274), Ford Timber Yard, Commercial Wharf (58455), Trehurst (58456), a bungalow, a cottage and a workshop occupied by W. J. Blight. The workshop can be identified as that on the southern extremity of the site (post-dating the 1932 Ordnance Survey revision). By 1970 the site was part of a large complex owned by North Devon Farmers Limited.

Dick, A. M., 1998, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV15277.

Approval granted for residential development.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15239Report - Assessment: Pye, A. R.. 1989. Bideford Waterfront Tidal Defence Scheme. An Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.13. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV15240Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Simpson, S. J.. 1991. Bideford Waterfront NRA Tidal Defence Scheme: Historical Survey and Part 1 Archaeological Survey. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV15241Report - Assessment: Parker, R. W. + Collings, A. G.. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of Wooder Wharf, Bideford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.57. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV15277Personal Comment: Dick, A. M.. 1998.
SDV15281Record Office Collection: Unknown. 1950. 2379/add/2/1/9. Rate Book.
SDV15282Record Office Collection: Unknown. 1914. 2379/add/5/27. Rate Book.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91664 ]
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV58458Part of: Bungalow, Ford Timber Yard, Bideford (Monument)
MDV58459Part of: Shed, Ford Timber Yard, Bideford (Monument)
MDV58455Related to: Commercial Wharf, Bideford (Monument)
MDV58460Related to: Mill, Commercial Wharf, Bideford (Monument)
MDV58457Related to: Shed attached to St David's House, Commercial Wharf, Bideford (Building)
MDV43276Related to: Shipyard, Bideford (Monument)
MDV58456Related to: St David's House, Commercial Wharf, Bideford (Building)
MDV43274Related to: Wooder Wharf, Bideford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 12 2021 6:57AM