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HER Number:MDV8282
Name:27 Cross Street, Moretonhampstead

Summary

Site of The Bishop Blaize Inn at Moretonhampstead (named after the patron of the Woolcombers, an important occupation in the 17th century) and later after a fire in 1845, the site was developed as a blacksmith's forge which it still in use as today.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 860
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))
  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (XIX - 1845 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

L'Estrange, A. G., 1873, From the Thames to the Tamar; a Summer on the South Coast, 280 (Monograph). SDV305632.

Bishop Blasé Inn at Moretonhampstead.


Pengelly, W., 1877, Notes on Slips Connected With Devonshire. Part 1, 352 (Article in Serial). SDV305631.

Reference to L'estrange?


Mortimer, I., 2012, Gazetteer of Moretonhampstead Parish (Website). SDV357796.

27 CROSS STREET. There was once an inn on this site, The Bishop Blaize (named after the patron of the Woolcombers, an important occupation in Moreton in the 17th century). After a fire in 1845 the site was developed as a blacksmith’s forge by the Hill family, who only gave up the business in 2000. It is still a forge today.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Building is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305631Article in Serial: Pengelly, W.. 1877. Notes on Slips Connected With Devonshire. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 9. Unknown. 352.
SDV305632Monograph: L'Estrange, A. G.. 1873. From the Thames to the Tamar; a Summer on the South Coast. From the Thames to the Tamar; a Summer on the South Coast. Unknown. 280.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108319 ]
SDV357796Website: Mortimer, I.. 2012. Gazetteer of Moretonhampstead Parish. http://www.moretonhampstead.org.uk/uploads/moreton_gazetteer.pdf. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV40268Related to: Former Coach House, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40270Related to: Mearsdon Manor, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV17592Related to: Rectory and then Inn, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 9:32AM