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HER Number:MDV43289
Name:Foundry at East The Water

Summary

Foundry shown on 19th century town plans, but not marked on the late 19th or early 20th century Ordnance Survey maps. The foundry may have been associated with the adjacent shipyard which closed in 1872.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 457 265
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/219

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOUNDRY (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Foundry shown between ship building yard and Clarence Wharf.


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


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

Foundry not marked.


Pye, A. R. + Simpson, S. J., 1991, Bideford Waterfront NRA Tidal Defence Scheme: Historical Survey and Part 1 Archaeological Survey, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV15240.

In 1844, a foundry was shown along the waterfront, between the northern shipyard and the wharves. Figure 6.


Rance, C., 1994, Archaeological Assessment of NRA Bideford Tidal Defence Scheme Part 3: East the Water, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV16334.

A foundry is shown on the 1844 plan and in the position of the building to the north of the Sailors' Mission Church shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map. Figures 3 and 4.


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

WA 48.

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. 4.
SDV16334Report - Assessment: Rance, C.. 1994. Archaeological Assessment of NRA Bideford Tidal Defence Scheme Part 3: East the Water. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 94.93. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91676 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV43284Related to: Shipyard at Bideford East the Water (Monument)
MDV43290Related to: Wharves at Bideford East The Water (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2014 8:26AM