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HER Number:MDV815
Name:Barnstaple Foundry

Summary

Foundry founded in 1822 and expanded in later 19th century. Site redeveloped in early 20th century. Only the front of the old showroom, with cast iron pillars, remained in the 1970s.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 563 325
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/92

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOUNDRY (XIX to XX - 1822 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Iron Foundry marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Foundry marked on 1904-1906 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 33 (Monograph). SDV78228.

Barnstaple Foundry stood on the site now occupied by Cox of Devon's garage. It was the first foundry in the town, started in 1822 by J B. Gribble. It soon passed to the Willshire family and in 1844 to W. C. Rafarel who greatly extended the premises and trade. The foundry closed in the early 20th century and the site was redeveloped. Only the front of the old showroom, with cast iron pillars, remains of this once extensive concern.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108143 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 33.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2012 3:43PM