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HER Number:MDV55609
Name:Former Cricket Ground, Townstal

Summary

Former cricket ground shown on 19th century map, later incorporated into Britannia Royal Naval College recreation ground.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 871 518
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/79/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CRICKET GROUND (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Cricket Ground' shown to west of Mount Boone Farm, with buildings on the south side and the pitch towards the west side.


Ordnance Survey, 1891, 127SE (Cartographic). SDV341256.

'Cricket Ground' shown.


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

'Recreation Ground' shown to west of Britannia Royal Naval College, with a pavilion and bandstand on the south side.


Ordnance Survey, 1938, 127SE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV337477.

Cricket ground incorporated into the Naval College recreation ground.


Collings, A. G., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV336229.

Following the arrival of 'HMS Britannia' in the estuary as a cadet training ship in the 1860s one of the earliest shore based facilities to be provided was a cricket pitch on land leased from the Mount Boone Estate.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV336229Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.72. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV337477Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 127SE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV341256Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1891. 127SE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV23627Related to: Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth (Building)
MDV86178Related to: Former Pavilion and Bandstand, Royal Britannia Naval College (Building)
MDV55606Related to: Pavilion at Britannia Royal Naval College (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 4 2013 1:55PM