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HER Number:MDV73191
Name:41 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot


Formerly the Turk's Head Inn and now the Raj Belash Restaurant, the roofscape of 41 Wolborough Street suggests that the building has undergone many phases of development. Some parts of the building may be medieval in date.


Grid Reference:SX 856 711
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building marked as a public house ('P.H.') on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

No 41, Wolborough Street. Two building periods, early 19th century and mid 19th century. Right-hand part is early 19th century. Three storeys stuccoed. Slate roof. One sash window with glazing bars intact. Three light curved bay to first floor. Doorcase built out. On the left is a mid 19th century addition of 2-storeys painted roughcast. Two sashes with glazing bars remaining on first floor with shutters. Modern ground floor windows. Side wing of 2-storeys 3 windows. Important corner site.

Oakey, N. J., 2004, Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot: Desk Based Assessment, 20 (Report - Assessment). SDV338211.

Parker, R., 2006, A Rapid Building survey of nos 22-26 & No 41 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot (Report - Survey). SDV337893.

Now the 'Raj Belash Restaurant', 41 Wolborough Street has a complex roofscape suggesting many phases of development. It is shown on early maps as the Turk's Head Inn and formerly had a vehicular entrance to an inn yard at the rear. The survival of a fragment of an earlier roof beneath that of the south wing argues that the lower parts of the south wing may possibly be medieval in date. The early roof also appears to extend into the front range. The western part of the building preserves its entry to the inn yard, although disguised, and has an earlier roofline than the one now existing. The original low bulding may have been extended by two storeys to increase accommodation. The bulding was again refurbished in the early 19th century. The present stairs were constructed and the roofs of both the south wing and western part of the front range were altered to existing levels. See report for full details.

Richards, A., 2007, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV338242.

41 Wolborough Street in Newton Abbot was no longer a listed building in 2007.

English Heritage, 2008, 41 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, Teignbridge, Devon (Correspondence). SDV344796.

Letter advising that English Heritage have decided not to add the building to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The reasons for this decision are that the survival of early fabric is fragmentary, the ground floor plan has been reconfigured and is no longer readable as an early 19th century coaching inn and that there has been significant loss of internal fixtures and fittings. There has also been a significant loss of context as neighbouring buildings have been demolished to accommodate a road scheme.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337893Report - Survey: Parker, R.. 2006. A Rapid Building survey of nos 22-26 & No 41 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV338211Report - Assessment: Oakey, N. J.. 2004. Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot: Desk Based Assessment. Archaeological Investigations Ltd. 646. A4 Stapled + Digital. 20.
SDV338242Personal Comment: Richards, A.. 2007.
SDV344796Correspondence: English Heritage. 2008. 41 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, Teignbridge, Devon. Application to List 41 Wolborough Street. Letter.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #100559 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4180 - 22-26 & 41 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot
  • EDV4206 - Bradley Lane Assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 12:38PM