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HER Number:MDV7868
Name:The old market place, Ashburton


No longer extant, this wooden structure stood at bottom of North Street up until 1850. Reported to be in a state of decay in 1846. It stood as an island at the south end of North Street and was a picturesque old building, its framework constructed wholly of wood.


Grid Reference:SX 755 698
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NE/14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET HOUSE (XV to XVII - 1401 AD? to 1630 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295211.

Satterley, j. /tda/84(1952)21/memories of ashburton in late victorian days.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295212.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295213.

Amery, j. S. /tda/56(1924)71,77-78/ashburton of past days,presidential address.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295214.

Amery, p. F. S. /dcnq/2(1902-1903)161-162/bishop stapledon and ashburton.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295215.

Amery, p. F. S. /dcnq/1(1900-1901)26-8/bull-ring in ashburton.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295216.

Worthy, c. /tda/7(1875)44/ashburton and its neighbourhood.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295217.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295218.

Anon/arch j. /3(1846)266.

AMERY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299176.

Market place: an open arcade formed with pointed arches of wood, supporting a lean-to roof on either side, and a single upper storey. Reported to be in a state of decay in 1846 (arch j. ,1846). The old market. A well built wooden structure, stood at bottom of north street up to 1850. Present market and market hall built 1850 by lord clinton. Good stonework with clock and bell tower. Large upper room used for public functions. The main floor used for market purposes. Site of market house; the pillory cage or prison house stood in 1630 within the market house and the stocks usually remained there. The old market house stood as an island at the south end of north street. It was a picturesque old building, its framework constructed wholly of wood. Removed in 1849 and its site thrown into the street (amery).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV295211Migrated Record:
SDV295212Migrated Record:
SDV295213Migrated Record:
SDV295214Migrated Record:
SDV295215Migrated Record:
SDV295216Migrated Record:
SDV295217Migrated Record:
SDV295218Migrated Record:
SDV299176Migrated Record: AMERY.

Associated Monuments

MDV7906Related to: Site of the market cross, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 1 2018 3:23PM