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HER Number:MDV73336
Name:Great Torrington Borough


Great Torrington was a borough from the 12th century.


Grid Reference:SS 495 190
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BURGH (Early Medieval to XVI - 1066 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Archaeological assessment of land adjacent to Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV338048.

Torrington as a borough dates from the late 12th century, possibly founded by William, Baron of Torrington (circa 1135-94). Typical tenement and burgage plots are shown on early maps of the town. The town was the first in Devon to receive a Charter of Incorporation in 1554.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338048Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Archaeological assessment of land adjacent to Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.34. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV19042Related to: Great Torrington (Monument)
MDV18799Related to: Great Torrington Market Place (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4195 - Land Adjacent to Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington

Date Last Edited:Mar 6 2007 2:59PM