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HER Number:MDV80423
Name:Former Route of Howton Lane, Newton Abbot


Former line of Howton Lane to south of Houghton Barton, re-routed in early 20th century, probably when Seale-Hayne agricultural college was built.


Grid Reference:SX 828 727
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Route of road to Houghton and Houghton Barton before construction of Seale-Hayne agricultural college in early 20th century.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

New route of road visible.

Valentin, J. + Weddell, P., 2010, Land Adjacent to the Former Seale-Hayne College, Newton Abbot, Devon: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV347555.

The area between the old and new routes is heavily wooded level ground terraced into the gradient. Other details: Appendix A21, figures 2, 4-6.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347555Report - Assessment: Valentin, J. + Weddell, P.. 2010. Land Adjacent to the Former Seale-Hayne College, Newton Abbot, Devon: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. ACD231/1/0. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2020 8:49AM