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HER Number:MDV65669
Name:Burgage Plots in Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot

Summary

The lines of medieval burgage plots can still be traced in the pattern of side streets and property boundaries along Wolborough Street and East Street.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 858 712
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/450

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BURGAGE PLOT (XIII - 1201 AD to 1300 AD)

Full description

Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 137 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

The lines of medieval burgage plots can still be traced in the pattern of side streets and property boundaries along Wolborough Street and East Street.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 6-7, 12, Fig. 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV310051.

Medieval burgage plots of possibly 13th century date fronting onto the north and south sides of Wolborough Street may have been laid out at the time of the foundation of the borough. The area would be affected by the 2001 redevelopment proposals.

Whiteaway, T., 2002, Archaeological Evaluation at Wolborough Street and Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot, Devon, 2-5, figure 2 (Report - Evaluation). SDV336129.

During archaeological trench evaluation at 25 Wolborough Street, a 2 metres square test pit was located within the northern half of the building. This was to investigate the survival of archaeological deposits on the southern side of Wolbourough Street where no previous archaeological work had taken place. However there has been considerable disturbance in this area, and no medieval features or deposits were encountered.

Pink, F., 2014, Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions (Report - non-specific). SDV357343.

Archaeological excavations were carried out at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot by Exeter Archaeology in 1983.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV310051Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology. 01.07. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6-7, 12, Fig. 9.
SDV336129Report - Evaluation: Whiteaway, T.. 2002. Archaeological Evaluation at Wolborough Street and Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.44. A4 stapled + Digital. 2-5, figure 2.
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 137.
SDV357343Report - non-specific: Pink, F.. 2014. Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions. AC Archaeology Report. ACD473/1/1. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV123487Related to: 49 East Street, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV21820Related to: Newton Abbot Borough (Monument)
MDV21821Related to: Newton Bushel Borough, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5209 - Archaeological Evaluation at Wolborough Street and Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot
  • EDV756 - Wolborough Street Redevelopment
  • EDV6634 - Excavation, Wolborough Street, Newton

Date Last Edited:Oct 4 2021 8:29AM