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HER Number:MDV73122
Name:Burgage Plot to the rear of 18-20 Fore Street


Unusually wide burgage plot, possibly originally two or three narrow plots. Belonged to the Abbots of Buckfast in the 13th to 16th centuries.


Grid Reference:SX 734 441
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSBRIDGE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BURGAGE PLOT (Early Medieval to XX - 1066 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Wood, J., 1841, Plan of the Parish and Environs of Kingsbridge (Cartographic). SDV336838.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Southwest Archaeology, 2006, 20 Fore Street, Kingsbridge: Results of Desk-Based Assessment and Visual Evaluation (Report - Assessment). SDV337656.

Kingsbridge originated as a market and a borough created by the Abbots of Buckfast in the 13th century. The layout of the burgage plots of Kingsbridge were shown in a plan of 1586 and remained unaltered until 1819. No 20 Fore Street, in the south-west quarter of the town, was a Buckfast Abbey property until the dissolution when it passed to the lords of the manor. The rear of No 20 Fore Street is a broad plot of land, apparently taking up two or three original burgage plots, and is bounded on the west by a leat which powered the Abbot's mill at the southern end of the town. It is accessed by a corridor between two shop fronts on Fore Street, and bounded by coursed rubble stone walls to the west and south, and a multi-sectioned wall to the north which includes cob, stone rubble and concrete with some slate capping. Other details: figures 2, 3a + 3b.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336838Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1841. Plan of the Parish and Environs of Kingsbridge. Photocopy.
SDV337656Report - Assessment: Southwest Archaeology. 2006. 20 Fore Street, Kingsbridge: Results of Desk-Based Assessment and Visual Evaluation. Southwest Archaeology Report. 061218. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV24224Related to: 18 and 18a Fore Street, Kingsbridge (Building)
MDV24225Related to: 20 Fore Street, Kingsbidge (Building)
MDV24194Related to: Baptist Church, Kingsbridge (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4148 - Burgage Plot to the rear of 20 Fore Street, Kingsbridge

Date Last Edited:Apr 20 2017 8:38AM