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HER Number:MDV73065
Name:Former School at Monkleigh


Site of a poor house & school to the north of St George's parish churchyard


Grid Reference:SS 457 207
Map Sheet:SS42SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMonkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishMONKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (Unknown date)

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2006, Archaeological assessment of Barton Farm, Monkleigh, North Devon, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV337524.

A sketch map of 1816 marked the position of the church with a 'Poor House' to the north of the churchyard. A long rectangular building is shown on the 1840 Tithe Map & recorded as 'School House' on the Tithe Map Apportionment. This Plot 429 was owned by Mary Ann Saltern, who was apparently lord of the manor at the time. The county directory of 1857 states that the "National school stands on the site of the old poor house". The poor house may formerly have been the 16th century Church House. The school became the first Parish School & in 1876 was demolished when the school moved to new premises built to the northwest by Mr Pine-Coffin. A comparison of the Tithe Map & the 1887 map suggests the site was incorporated into the churchyard. Other details: Fig 4.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337524Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2006. Archaeological assessment of Barton Farm, Monkleigh, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.81. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV43944Related to: Saltern Tomb at St George's Parish Church (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2006 4:31PM