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HER Number:MDV58454
Name:New Road Turnpike Cottage


Turnpike Cottage built in the early 19th century, to control access to Torridge Hill and New Road. Mid 19th century town plan shows circular building in angle of both roads.


Grid Reference:SS 453 261
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/274/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Building shown as rectangular on the Tithe Map of the 1840s.

Wood, J., 1842, Plan of the Town of Bideford (Cartographic). SDV342513.

Circular building shown in angle of two roads.

Parker, R. W. + Collings, A. G., 1997, Archaeological Assessment of Wooder Wharf, Bideford, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV15241.

A turnpike cottage was built in the angle of New Road and Torridge Hill, and gates barred both roads until 1876.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Residential Development at New Road, Bideford, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV13528.

Cottage depicted as circular on John Wood's plan of 1842, but was not present by the time of the Ordnance Survey (1886) 1:500 map. The corner plot has retained its curving boundary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13528Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Residential Development at New Road, Bideford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.33. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV15241Report - Assessment: Parker, R. W. + Collings, A. G.. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of Wooder Wharf, Bideford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.57. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV342513Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1842. Plan of the Town of Bideford. Photocopy + Digital. [Mapped feature: #96072 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV58453Related to: New Road, Bideford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4517 - Archaeological Appraisal of River Torridge Pipeline Routes, Bideford, Devon

Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2012 3:26PM