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HER Number:MDV43276
Name:Shipyard, Bideford

Summary

A small shipyard existed at Ford Yard from at least the 1930s. Run by Blackmore and Sons, it produced wooden minesweepers and small patrol boats during World War Two. Closed in 1956 when the company moved downstream to Cleave Houses.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 453 259
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/206/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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


Grant, A. + Christie, P., 1987, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV339388.


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

A small shipyard existed at Ford Yard from at least the 1930s. Run by Blackmore and Sons, it produced wooden minesweepers and small patrol boats during World War Two. Closed in 1956 when the company moved downstream to Cleave Houses.


Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Residential Development at New Road, Bideford (Report - Assessment). SDV13528.

The shipyard was at the south end of what has been Ford Timber Yard. It operated from the 1930s to the1960s. Most of the site was a covered yard which became an agricultural implements depot before being demolished.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13528Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Residential Development at New Road, Bideford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.33. 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.
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91665 ]
SDV339388Monograph: Grant, A. + Christie, P.. 1987. The Book of Bideford. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV65748Parent of: Open Fronted Structures south of New Road Shipyard (Monument)
MDV43275Related to: Ford Timber Yard, Bideford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7330 - Results of a Desk-based Assessment: New Road, Bideford, Devon
  • EDV7331 - Results of Walkover Survey - New Road, Bideford (Ref: 160630)

Date Last Edited:May 31 2016 11:14AM