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HER Number:MDV90308
Name:The Kingsbridge Inn, Leechwell Street, Totnes


It is reputedly the oldest inn in Totnes of circa 1684 which was refronted in the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 799 601
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (XVII to XIX - 1684 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Kingsbridge Inn' is marked.

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

'Inn' is marked.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Circa 1684, reputedly the oldest inn in Totnes; refronted in the early 19th century. 2 storeys. 1 window. Welsh slate roof with gabled front. Old, rendered, masonry stacks. Timber- framed, plastered front with jettied first floor. Limestone rubble party walls with slate-hung return on west side. Front with architraved sash windows with glazing bars and shutters; ground floor window with sidelights. Recessed doorway with original chamfered frame and boarded door with moulded cover-strip panels and wrought iron hinges. On west side to kitchen, 4 light mullioned window with splayed mouldings and 19th century casements. Interior with chamfered ceiling beams and sections of muntin and plank partitions. Former kitchen with original, wide masonry fireplace with chamfered oak lintol with scratched graffito "C II R". Rear first floor room (former principal chamber) with plaster panel over fireplace with "1684" inscribed in rosette bordered panel flanked by foliated drops.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109218 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2013 4:44PM