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HER Number:MDV68113
Name:Green Lane, Barnstaple


Former road between the north end of High Street and the middle of Joy Street, shown on 19th century maps. The area was redeveloped in the late 20th century, and Green Lane shopping centre created.


Grid Reference:SS 557 334
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit Site Code: ND91
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/642

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Green Lane is marked.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Green Lane' shown. Map object based on this source.

Devon County Council Conservation Section, 1979, Green Lane Access Road Site (Ground Photograph). SDV342344.

Lee, E., 1991, Barnstaple Archaeological Reports (Report - non-specific). SDV79099.

Excavations undertaken by the North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit in advance of redevelopment.

North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit, 1991, North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index, Site Code ND91 (Report - non-specific). SDV63429.

Watching brief undertaken on service trench in Green Lane in 1986. No finds recorded.

Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, Mapping Area 82 (Un-published). SDV351581.

Watching brief by North Devon Rescue Archaeology carried out at the Joy Street end of Green Lane.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

The north and south ends of Green Lane survive, either side of the shopping centre. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342344Ground Photograph: Devon County Council Conservation Section. 1979. Green Lane Access Road Site. Photograph (Paper) + Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. Mapping Area 82.
SDV63429Report - non-specific: North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit. 1991. North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index. North Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Site Code ND91.
SDV79099Report - non-specific: Lee, E.. 1991. Barnstaple Archaeological Reports. North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2021 12:44PM