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HER Number:MDV53839
Name:New Ground Park, Dartmouth

Summary

New Ground Park in Dartmouth, created in the 19th century on reclaimed land, part of which became Royal Avenue gardens

Location

Grid Reference:SX 878 514
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/245/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Area shown as 'New Ground'.


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

'New Ground' shown, with a band stand and fountain towards the southern end.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

'New Ground' shown with a war memorial as well as band stand and fountain, at the southern end, and a putting green at the northern end. Map object based on this source.


Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 329 (Monograph). SDV325629.


Freeman, R., 1990, Dartmouth and its Neighbours, 162 (Monograph). SDV340990.


Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1992, Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Works, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV176861.

'New Ground' formerly known as 'The Pool'was described in 1871 as "the general cesspool and filth place of the town". Filled in during 1876-7 and by 1883 Mayors Avenue was built over it to join up with the New Embankments.


Reed, S. J. + Sage, S. A., 1997, Archaeological Recording on SWWSL Dartmouth Waste Water Storage Scheme, 1 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV341457.

Land reclaimed by the dumping of what appears to be dredged silts straight onto the foreshore. This was a major undertaking and it is clear from the 19th century maps that very little new building had yet taken place in this area.


Stephenson, G., 2001, Archaeological Desk Top Study: Flavel Centre, Dartmouth (Report - Assessment). SDV319967.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'Royal Avenue Gardens' and 'New Ground (Car Park)' shown. Map object based on this source.


Waterhouse, R., Unknown, Dartmouth Conservation Area: Archaeology, 9 (Un-published). SDV355585.

The New Ground, a roughly square area, was reclaimed from the harbour area from 1671 onwards with the intention of building houses there. However, the ground proved too unstable and so it was used as a quay and subsequently became a recreation ground.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV176861Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D.. 1992. Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Works. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.56. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV319967Report - Assessment: Stephenson, G.. 2001. Archaeological Desk Top Study: Flavel Centre, Dartmouth. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project 4995. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 329.
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).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340990Monograph: Freeman, R.. 1990. Dartmouth and its Neighbours. Dartmouth and its Neighbours. Unknown. 162.
SDV341457Report - Watching Brief: Reed, S. J. + Sage, S. A.. 1997. Archaeological Recording on SWWSL Dartmouth Waste Water Storage Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.12. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355585Un-published: Waterhouse, R.. Unknown. Dartmouth Conservation Area: Archaeology. Digital. 9.

Associated Monuments

MDV74814Parent of: Bandstand, Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth (Building)
MDV64772Parent of: Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV43360Related to: New Ground Quay (Monument)
MDV74815Related to: Telephone Kiosks north of the Boat Float, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 20 2017 8:31AM