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HER Number:MDV62892
Name:Barnstaple Quay Station


Site of Barnstaple Quay Station, which was replaced by Town Station by the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SS 557 330
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/616

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY STATION (XIX to XXI - 1820 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

Barnstaple Quay Station shown.

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

Barnstaple Quay Station shown as a row of small adjoining buildings in a lay-by on the west side of The Strand. This station was replaced by Town Station to the north-west by the early 19th century.

Exeter Archaeology, 1998, Archaeological Evaluation at The Strand, Barnstaple (Report - Evaluation). SDV344553.

Humphreys, C., 2000, Barnstaple Quay Project: Archaeological Watching Brief (Report - Watching Brief). SDV89670.

An archaeological watching brief during the enhancement of Barnstaple Quay exposed several 19th- and 20th century features. The west end of the foundations and the lower part of the walls of part of Barnstaple Quay railway station were excavated as well as the footings for the station canopy. A cobbled surface adjacent to Queen Anne Walk was presumed to be the surfacing used to level Great Quay after infilling in the mid 19th century. Drainage features in the area of the fish market were also exposed. Finds were all of mid-late 19th century and included pottery, clay pipe and bath stone from the fish market building.

Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, Mapping Area 400 (Un-published). SDV351581.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344553Report - Evaluation: Exeter Archaeology. 1998. Archaeological Evaluation at The Strand, Barnstaple. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.37. A4 stapled + Digital.
SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97139 ]
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. Mapping Area 400.
SDV89670Report - Watching Brief: Humphreys, C.. 2000. Barnstaple Quay Project: Archaeological Watching Brief. North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV836Related to: Town Station, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4671 - Archaeological Evaluation at The Strand, Barnstaple (Ref: 98.37)

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2013 4:05PM