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HER Number:MDV64878
Name:Former Tannery

Summary

A tannery has occupied this site from the 16th century, however the present stone and brick buildings were built in the late 19th century. The business continued into the mid 20th century and the buildings are now used for light industry.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 719 258
Map Sheet:SS72NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH MOLTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NW/197

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TANNERY (XVI to XIX - 1501 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Tan Yard' shown.


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

Map object based on this Source.


South Molton & District Archive Local History Society, 2000, South Molton Heritage Trail, 27 (Pamphlet). SDV61800.

A tannery occupied this site from the 16th century. The Smyth family owned the tannery from the late 18th century until it was sold in 1880. At the time of the sale it consisted of a dwelling house, outbuildings, tan pits, drying lofts and warehouses. The present stone and brick buildings were built by the Pearce brothers in the late 19th century and their business continued into the mid 20th century. The Victorian building are now used for light industry.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

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).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV61800Pamphlet: South Molton & District Archive Local History Society. 2000. South Molton Heritage Trail. A5 Paperback. 27.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2019 4:54PM