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HER Number:MDV43278
Name:Torrington Street, Bideford East-the-Water


Torrington Street probably follows the line of the medieval shoreline.


Grid Reference:SS 456 262
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/208

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Unknown date)

Full description

Pye, A. R. + Simpson, S. J., 1991, Bideford Waterfront NRA Tidal Defence Scheme: Historical Survey and Part 1 Archaeological Survey, 2 (Report - Survey). SDV15240.

Torrington Street.
The medieval shoreline probably ran along Torrington Street. Although houses had been built along both sides of the street by mid 18th century, no quays are shown on a map of this period. However, temporary wooden wharves and slips may have existed. During the later 18th century and 19th century, the properties along the street gradually expanded onto the foreshore, with most of the river frontage (except Half Penny Wharf (43277)) consisting of their back walls. Further encroachment and infilling occurred, until in 1904 the line of the present waterfront became established.

Rushton, N., 2006, River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal, 7, 13 (Report - Interim). SDV342463.

WA 41.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 2.
SDV342463Report - Interim: Rushton, N.. 2006. River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal. Wessex Archaeology Report. 62220.01. A4 Stapled. 7, 13.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91667 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV43277Related to: Half Penny Wharf, Bideford East the Water (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4517 - Archaeological Appraisal of River Torridge Pipeline Routes, Bideford, Devon

Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2020 11:44AM