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HER Number:MDV7911
Name:2 West Street (The former Rose and Crown Inn), Ashburton


This 18th century building used to be the Rose and Crown inn, until it closed in 1969. After that it merged with the former Sun Inn to become the Sun Stores, a grocery shop, and now (2016) houses a Spar shop.


Grid Reference:SX 75 69
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NE/30

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (XVIII to XX - 1765 AD to 1969 AD (Between))
  • SHOP (Altered, XX - 1969 AD to 1999 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Davy, A. J., 1904-1905, Ashburton Population, 21-22 (Article in Serial). SDV302074.

There was a public house named the 'Rose and Crown' on the old bridge in the borough town of Ashburton in 1765.

Department of Environment, 1973, Ashburton, 44 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV300597.

No 2, West Street. Probably early 18th century, three storey, stucco, lined and painted. Slate roof, wide eaves soffit. Two sash windows, at 1st and 2nd floors with exposed frames and glazing bars. Ground floor window as display, with glass sheet, right. Former window, left, with door and side-light in lieu.

Webb, P., 1995, The Pubs and Inns of Ashburton, 35-37 (Monograph). SDV347208.

Rose and Crown, North Street.
Records exist from the late 18th century until it closed in 1969, when it was taken over by the Churchward family to extend their grocers shop next door (the former Sun Inn). Now the Spar shop.

Google, 2017, Google Streetview (Website). SDV359965.

Image dated August 2016 shows the building is still a Spar shop.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 23/01/2017 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

SX7569 WEST STREET 849-1/10/178 (North side) 10/05/73 No.2 - GV II
House with shop. Mid C19. Rendered walls (probably timber-framed), lined to imitate masonry. Hipped slated roof. Rendered chimney on each side wall. 3 storeys. 2 windows wide to West Street, 2 to North Street. Upper storeys have 10-paned sashes in moulded architraves. In ground storey the architraves survive to West Street, although left-hand window has been converted into a doorway. Late C20 shop front to North Street. Deeply projecting eaves-cornice on both fronts.
Listing NGR: SX7544769771.

Unknown, 2017, The Lost Pubs Project, http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/devon/ashburton_rosecrown.html (Website). SDV359977.

Images from 1950s and 2012. The Rose & Crown was situated at the corner of North Street and West Street. This pub closed in 1969 and was merged with the former Sun Inn to become the Sun Stores, a grocery shop, and is now part of a Spar shop.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV300597List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Ashburton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 44.
SDV302074Article in Serial: Davy, A. J.. 1904-1905. Ashburton Population. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 3. Unknown. 21-22.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347208Monograph: Webb, P.. 1995. The Pubs and Inns of Ashburton. The Pubs and Inns of Ashburton. Paperback Volume. 35-37.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #105909 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 23/01/2017.
SDV359965Website: Google. 2017. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV359977Website: Unknown. 2017. The Lost Pubs Project. http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/index.html. Website. http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/devon/ashburton_rosecrown.html.

Associated Monuments

MDV23235Related to: 1 and 3 East Street and 2 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV23251Related to: 1 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV23270Related to: 1 West Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV23255Related to: 15 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV80826Related to: 2 East Street (Lloyds Bank), Ashburton (Building)
MDV80827Related to: 20 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV23271Related to: 3 and 5 West Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV23250Related to: 4 West Street, Asburton (Building)
MDV23238Related to: 8 North Street, Ashburton (Building)
MDV119846Related to: Duke's Head, Bullring (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 19 2017 2:40PM