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HER Number:MDV66180
Name:Possible Gatehouse Near Cooks Cross


Field named 'Gate House Meadow' on the 1839 South Molton Tithe Map, however there is no evidence for gatehouse in this area. A modern bungalow located on the east side of the former field is called 'The Gatehouse'.


Grid Reference:SS 711 256
Map Sheet:SS72NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH MOLTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NW/209

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATEHOUSE (Unknown date)

Full description

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

Map object based on this Source.

Griffith, F. M., 1988, Devon's Past. An Aerial View, 82 (Monograph). SDV64198.

Other details: Plate 66, photocopy in parish file.

Collings, A. G., 2002, Archaeological Assessment of Land off Raleigh Park, South Molton, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV336117.

Field situated on a proposed site for housing development in an area of probable burgage plots. Field at south of site referred to as 'Gate House Meadow' on 1839 Tithe Map. This suggests the presence of a high status building nearby, although no direct documentary evidence for any such building has been identified. It has been suggested that the name relates to a former tollhouse 300 metres to the south, but a gatehouse does occur as an abuttal in a lease granted in 1642 (more than 100 years before the first turnpike road), albeit relating to property on the east side of South Street. A modern bungalow called The Gatehouse commemorates the name. Other details: Figures 2, 5.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336117Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of Land off Raleigh Park, South Molton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
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).
SDV64198Monograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. Devon's Past. An Aerial View. Devon's Past. An Aerial View. Paperback Volume. 82.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 12 2015 3:22PM