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HER Number:MDV59113
Name:Former Livestock Market

Summary

Former livestock market at the north end of Market Street, during 19th and early 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 953
Map Sheet:SX59NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59NE/114

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIVESTOCK MARKET (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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


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


Exeter Archaeology, 1997, An Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Retail Development at Market Street, Okehampton, 3; figures 4, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV349564.

Possibly a market in this area since medieval times. The market once extended further north, perhaps as far as the river. This is evident from the Tithe Apportionment, which shows the field immediately to the east of Market Street as 'Pig Market'. The building shown on the Tithe Map at the north end of this field may be that shown on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map, which is marked 'Pound'. Such a building would probably have been related to the market. The Second Edition Ordnance Survey map shows a row of structures in this field which may have been related to the market, perhaps animal pens.


Kenyon, D. R., 1997, Market Street, Okehampton: Archaeological Assessment, 14; figures 3-4 (Report - Assessment). SDV346209.

It is likely that livestock markets originally took place in Fore Street. By 1906 the cattle market is shown as a formal site at the north end of Market Street.


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

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).
SDV346209Report - Assessment: Kenyon, D. R.. 1997. Market Street, Okehampton: Archaeological Assessment. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 97498. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14; figures 3-4.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349564Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. An Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Retail Development at Market Street, Okehampton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.83. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3; figures 4, 7.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 4 2012 9:55AM