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HER Number:MDV51416
Name:Cricket pitch, Princetown

Summary

The sports field and pavilion date from the 1890s and were constructed for use by the prison warders. Tennis courts, bowling green as well as associated pavilions were also constructed for officers and their families. These were demolished in the 1960s due to their poor condition however.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 589 737
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/347

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CRICKET PITCH (XIX to XX - 1890 AD to 1929 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Cricket Ground' is marked on the early 20th century historic map (1906).


Joy, R., 2002, Dartmoor Prison A Complete Illustrated History Volume 2 The Convict Prison 1850-Present Day At Her Majesty's Pleasure, 148, photograph (Monograph). SDV359843.

The sports field and pavilion date from the 1890s and were constructed for use by the prison warders. A tennis pavilion was laid out in the 1920s as a base for the tennis court for officers and their families. It was demolished in the 1960s due to its poor state. The bowling green and pavilion were built around the turn of the century and visiting teams of prison staff played matches on many occasions. This was also demolished in the 1960s.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Sports Ground' is depicted on the modern mapping. Hessary Terrace, Moor Crescent and the Community Centre have been constructed since the early 20th century map depiction.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93997 ]
SDV359843Monograph: Joy, R.. 2002. Dartmoor Prison A Complete Illustrated History Volume 2 The Convict Prison 1850-Present Day At Her Majesty's Pleasure. Dartmoor Prison A Complete Illustrated History. 2. Hardback Volume. 148, photograph.

Associated Monuments

MDV42840Related to: Barrack Complex, Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Monument)
MDV51421Related to: Cricket Pavilion, Princetown (Monument)
MDV15309Related to: Dartmoor Prison, Princetown (Building)
MDV123083Related to: Prison boundary stone outside school, Princetown (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2018 4:23PM