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HER Number:MDV55354
Name:St Martin's Lane


St. Martin's Lane, between St Lawrence Green and Alexandra Road, is shown on maps from the late 16th to the early 20th century as Martin's Lane, and has no apparent ecclesiastical connection.


Grid Reference:SS 826 005
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/247

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Martin's Lane' shown between St Lawrence Green and Alexandra Road. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 1953 - 1969, Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340358.

'Martin's Lane' shown.

Venn, T. W., 1961, History of Crediton, 2/46 (Un-published). SDV350735.

Ordnance Survey, 1963 - 1996, National Grid OS metric (Cartographic). SDV342278.

'St Martin's Lane' shown.

Reed, S. J. + Weddell, P. J., 1994, Archaeological Recording During Construction of the Crediton Sewer Pipeline Stage 4B (Report - Watching Brief). SDV40011.

St. Martin's Lane is depicted on the 1598 map as Martins Lane and runs parallel with medieval burgage plots. It is also known as Martins Lane on the 1889 map and on the later Ordnance Survey map of 1905. This map depicts a house called St Martins about 90 metres west of the lane along Alexandra Road; the prefix 'Saint' may have arisen from this as there is no apparent ecclesiastical connection. The road was widened and surfaced in the early 19th century.

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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340358Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953 - 1969. Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map. National Grid A edition imperial. Map (Digital).
SDV342278Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963 - 1996. National Grid OS metric. National Grid OS metric. Digital.
SDV350735Un-published: Venn, T. W.. 1961. History of Crediton. 2/46.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV40011Report - Watching Brief: Reed, S. J. + Weddell, P. J.. 1994. Archaeological Recording During Construction of the Crediton Sewer Pipeline Stage 4B. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 94.46. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2013 10:42AM