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HER Number:MDV83427
Name:The Shambles, Uffculme


Public seating formerly part of the old market.


Grid Reference:ST 067 127
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SEAT (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Map object also based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1106454 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

The Shambles.

Public seating formerly part of the old market. Probably 17th century, or earlier, much renewed and altered in the 19th century. Open work timber structure with gable end slate roof. End posts with tie beams supported by curved braces; pegged with some bolts. Decorative 19th century bargeboarding and apex pinnacles and pendants. It originally contained a timber counter, but this has been replaced by a double wooden seat. The building is similar to The Shambles in Shepton Mallet, dated by Pevsner as 15th century. The woollen industry in Uffculme was of great importance in the 16th century, and reached its height in the mid-18th century; the structure could date from within this period, but there is no way of telling whether or not it was used for dealing in wool or cloth.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108385 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1106454.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV108768Related to: The Village Square, Centre of the Village, Uffculme (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM