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HER Number:MDV65744
Name:Nicholls Hall, Lydford


Nicholls Hall in Lydford built in the early 20th century on the northern edge of the Saxon burh


Grid Reference:SX 510 849
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/90/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VILLAGE HALL (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Whitton, C. J. M., 2001, Archaeological Recording at Nicholls Hall, Lydford (Report - Watching Brief). SDV266544.

'Nicholls Hall' built in the 1920's lies within the town of Lydford on the edge of the Saxon burh. Archaeological monitoring was undertaken during groundworks associated with the construction of a new storeroom, toilet block and access ramp. No traces of Anglo-Saxon activity outside the burh defences were discovered beneath the ploughsoil and there was no evidence of the stone foundations said to have been uncovered during construction of the hall.

Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

Steps of a former building were found during the excavation of the foundations for 'Nichols Hall'. No evidence of Saxon activity was found during the construction of an extension in 2001. Pottery recovered included Medieval and Post Medieval wares.

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

'Nicholls Hall' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV266544Report - Watching Brief: Whitton, C. J. M.. 2001. Archaeological Recording at Nicholls Hall, Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 01.32. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97936 ]
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV80799Related to: K6 Telephone Box, Lydford (Building)
MDV3246Related to: Stone Staircase beneath Nicholls Hall (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV4676 - POT (XIII to XVIII - 1300 AD to 1800 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV6028 - Archaeological Recording at Nicholls Hall, Lydford (Ref: 01.32)
  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)

Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2013 2:38PM