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HER Number:MDV43282
Name:Buildings on Bideford Waterfront

Summary

Several buildings are depicted along the river frontage adjoining the bridge on a mid 18th century town plan. The area is now covered by New Road, which was built in 1822.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 454 264
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/212

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XVIII to XXI - 1750 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Wood, J., 1842, Plan of the Town of Bideford (Cartographic). SDV342513.

Wood's Town Plan shows several buildings between the waterfront and the Church, including the old Town Hall, and the Commercial Inn (now Tanton's Hotel).


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

Several buildings are depicted along the river frontage adjoining the bridge on a mid 18th century town plan, but no quays or roads are marked. Most of the waterfront between Wooder Wharf and the bridge originated in the 1820s, when New Road was constructed. Figure 3.


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

Between Wooder Wharf and the bridge there seems to have been little development until the construction of New Road in the 1820s, which was probably sited on a previous track or footpath. WA 55.


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. 3.
SDV342463Report - Interim: Rushton, N.. 2006. River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal. Wessex Archaeology Report. 62220.01. A4 Stapled. 7, 13.
SDV342513Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1842. Plan of the Town of Bideford. Photocopy + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91671 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2015 9:05AM