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HER Number:MDV56930
Name:Medieval Settlement at Dartmouth


Medieval settlement at Dartmouth centred on Higher and Lower Streets to the west of the River Dart


Grid Reference:SX 878 511
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/346

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Smart, I. H., 1995, The Newcomen Road, 1 (Pamphlet). SDV341366.

The oldest and most densely populated section of Dartmouth lay on either side of Lower Street and Higher Street running parallel to the River Dart. A plan of the area in 1854 before construction of Newcomen Road shows houses mainly of 14th to early 17th century date. Lower Street was only 10 feet wide and Higher Street 12.5 feet. There was no paving in either street which were divided along their lengths by an open drain. Several flights of steps allowed access between the two streets.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341366Pamphlet: Smart, I. H.. 1995. The Newcomen Road. Dartmouth History Research Group Papers. 15. A5 Paperback. 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV108505Part of: Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV108505Related to: Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV56931Related to: Almshouses Along the Narrow Steps (Monument)
MDV108505Part of: Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV108505Related to: Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV21812Related to: Medieval Borough of Dartmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 27 2020 11:14AM