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HER Number:MDV883
Name:Castle Iron Works, Barnstaple


Site of Castle Iron Works. Originally established in North Walk by Robert Harper in 1867.


Grid Reference:SS 556 332
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • IRON WORKS (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Large building shown on 1940s aerial photograph. Map object based on this source.

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 34 (Monograph). SDV78228.

Castle Iron Works was originally established in North Walk by Robert Harper in 1867, on the site of the present telephone exchange. It was moved to Holland Street by John K. Curry, who took over the business in 1899. Examples of the firms work are the castle gates and the ironwork for the restoration of the schooner 'Kathleen and May', now moored at Plymouth. Taken over by Parkin of Exeter in May 1972. The premises are no longer used.

Ordnance Survey, 1973, SS5433-5533, OS 1:2500 (Cartographic). SDV77308.

'Engineering Works' shown on 1973 1:2500 map. Map object based on this source.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, Barnstaple Castle Car Park Scheme: Phase 1: Archaeological Assessment, 18, fig. 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV319631.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319631Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. Barnstaple Castle Car Park Scheme: Phase 1: Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.62. A4 Stapled + Digital. 18, fig. 11.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV77308Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1973. SS5433-5533. 1:2500 Ordnance Survey Map. Map (Paper). OS 1:2500.
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 34.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1378 - Barnstaple Castle Car Park Scheme Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:40AM