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HER Number:MDV5341
Name:Fellmongery at Pilton, Barnstaple


Site of fellmongery, a premises dealing with animal skins or hides, shown on 19th century mapping.


Grid Reference:SS 557 335
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/45

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FELLMONGERY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Wood, J., 1843, Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey (Cartographic). SDV91852.

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

Fellmongery recorded on 1855-1895 1:500 town map. Several buildings are shown in the triangle between the causeway and the leat, to the south of the Wool and Manure Stores. Also depicted are two rows of three small rectangles which are possibly tanning pits.

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 18 (Monograph). SDV78228.

Fellmongery (Pilton Causeway). In Pilton yard a fellmongery occupied the area between the stores and the mill leat. This is shown on the map of 1889.

Timms, S. C., 21/06/1983, Pilton Tanyard (Personal Comment). SDV90605.

Wood's plan of 1843 shows a tanyard at this location. It is still used as a sheepskin buisiness taking water off the mill leat. The north-south aligned building adjacent to Pilton Causeway may date from the first half of the 19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 18.
SDV90605Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 21/06/1983. Pilton Tanyard. Not Applicable.
SDV91852Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1843. Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV20768Related to: Rackfield Tannery, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV96023Related to: Warehouse including Premises of The Sheepskin Shop, Pilton Causeway, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 5 2012 12:00PM