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HER Number:MDV43544
Name:1-2 Market Street, Buckfastleigh


Number 1 Market Street is shown as the "Town Arms" on the Ordnance Survey First Edition (1880s) map. Late 17th century or earlier in origin with 19th century alterations. Now divided into two houses.


Grid Reference:SX 736 661
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/187
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 392296

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (Constructed, XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))
  • HOUSE (Altered, XX - 1950 AD? to 1989 AD (Pre))

Full description

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

Number 1 Market Street is shown as the "Town Arms" on the Ordnance Survey First Edition (1880s) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Not marked on the 1905 Second Edition map, so presumably had been converted for use as a dwelling by this time.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

House, divided into two. Probably late 17th century or earlier in origin with 19th century alterations. Local stone rubble, roughcast; steep asbestos slate roof, gabled at ends; two rear lateral stacks with rendered shafts; right end stack with rendered shaft and platband, front right stack with roughcast shaft with platband, projecting through roof. Plan: probably a three-room and through-passage plan in origin, lower end to the left (No.2), lower end and hall heated from the rear lateral stacks. Remains of a cartway indicate site of former passage. Both houses have secondary rear wings.
EXTERIOR: two storeys. Asymmetrical 2:3-window front. No.1 has a front door off the right side of an internal porch. No.2 has a half-glazed 20th century door to the left. Ground-floor windows small-pane timber casements, probably 20th century. Five first-floor four-pane late 19th century or early 20th century horned sashes.
INTERIOR: No.2 ground floor has late 17th century chamfered step-stopped cross beam and half beam at junction with No.3. Fireplace to lateral stack has 20th century lintel and jambs. First floor and roof not inspected but may be of interest, the roof could be 17th century or earlier judging from the steep pitch. Other internal features of interest likely to be concealed behind modern plaster. Other details: 392296.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91747 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV22940Related to: 3 Market Street, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV108661Related to: Jordan Street terrace, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV43543Related to: The former Waterman's Arms, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV108633Related to: The Mechanic's Arms, Buckfastleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 26 2018 12:38PM