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HER Number:MDV55020
Name:Shimmell's Yard, 37 Teign Street, Teignmouth


Early 19th century fish market, later used as a carriage works.


Grid Reference:SX 939 729
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishTEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1152952
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/262
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CARRIAGE WORKS (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • FISH MARKET (XIX - 1801 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

'Carriage Works' marked. Map object based on this source.

Department of Environment, 1983, Teignmouth, 55 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338952.

Early 19th century. Built originally as a Fishmarket and used as a Coachmakers later in the 19th century. Two storeys stuccoed. Slate roof. Three sashes with glazing bars intact. Central carriage arch flanked by industrial ground floors. Industrial glazing. Over the carriage arch was a winch for lifting coaches.

Pearson, A., 1985, Visitor's Guide to Teignmouth, South Devon, 85 (Monograph). SDV300876.

Dick, A. M., 1986, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV340931.

Visited 14th February 1996. Now a builder's yard. Two storey front block with full height double doorway to open central bay and symmetrical three-window 6/6 sash arrangement above. Long rear wings, two and one storey to east (left), single storey to west. Rear wings retain some 6/6-pane sash windows and a first-floor loading door. The back wall of west wing is formed, at least in part, of large red sandstone blocks, which may represent a property boundary pre-dating the structure. Photographs taken.

Lyons + Sleeman + Hoare, 1995, Shimmells Yard Plan and Elevations (Plan - measured). SDV350663.

Department of National Heritage, 1996, Teignmouth, 174 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV340291.

37 Teign Street (south side). Industrial building, now builder's yard. Early 19th century. Painted stucco with a slate roof. Three-unit plan with long rear wings.
Exterior: two and one storeys to the left single storey to the right; front block is two storeys; symmetrical 3-window range, 6/6-pane sash windows in foward frames to the first floor. Full-height double doors to the stone-flagged open central bay are flanked by a simple fascia and moulded window sills to two rows of five square panes with thin glazing bars; the plinth is of painted stretcher-bond brick. The long rear wings retain some 6/6-pane sash windows, much overlapped industrial glazing and planked doors to loading bays.
Interior: much original joinery remains.
Historical Note: this was used as a fish market in much of the 19th century and a coachbuilder's yard in the late 19th century.

Dyer, M., 1999, Archaeological Observation and Recording at 36-37 Teign Street, Teignmouth (Report - Interim). SDV340932.

Visited 22nd April 1998. Archaeological observation and recording carried out during ground works for sheltered accommodation. Subsequent visits on 12th and 13th May 1998. The site is an enclosed property with a house (Listed Grade II) at the southern end. Entry into the property is from Teign Street via a covered passageway through a building range. The house has been retained but is being extensively renovated. Ranges of buildings, with a narrow passageway between, formerly extended along both sides of the property to the north of the house, but these were demolished for the redevelopment. Excavation of foundation trenches revealed evidence of former range of buildings along east side of property, pits and deposits of waste from industrial activity and a mortared sandstone culvert. Pottery recovered from 17th and 18th centuries, while site of industrial activity produced 19th century pottery.

Mead, P., 1999, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV358986.

Sharam & Son listed at Old Market Street (later renamed Teign Street) and Sack Street between 1838 and 1883.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object based on this source.

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV300876Monograph: Pearson, A.. 1985. Visitor's Guide to Teignmouth, South Devon. Visitor's Guide to Teignmouth, South Devon. A5 Paperback. 85.
SDV338952List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Teignmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 55.
SDV340291List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1996. Teignmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 174.
SDV340931Personal Comment: Dick, A. M.. 1986.
SDV340932Report - Interim: Dyer, M.. 1999. Archaeological Observation and Recording at 36-37 Teign Street, Teignmouth. Exeter Archaeology Historic Environment Record Entry. 3449. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV350663Plan - measured: Lyons + Sleeman + Hoare. 1995. Shimmells Yard Plan and Elevations. Architect's Drawings. A2 Folded + Digital.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV358986Correspondence: Mead, P.. 1999. Letter to B. Horner. Letter + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV55540Parent of: House, Shimmel's Yard (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2015 2:51PM