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HER Number:MDV9102
Name:Town Wall, South Street, Totnes


Section of the Town Wall that survives on the west side of South Street aligned south from the East Gate.


Grid Reference:SX 802 603
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/49
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOWN WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX86SW19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV160786.

Town Wall. SX80286042- SX80276020 (incorrect)? Visit on 16/08/1951 records approximately 86.0m of town wall survives here as the east wall of buildings. Ragstone and about 3.5m high (Ridyard).

Department of Environment, 1978, Totnes, 64 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342722.

Town Wall (rear curtilage wall of number 2 (Eastgate House) High Street. Lower section of medieval town wall between rear gateway of number 2 and number 1 South Street. Random Devonian limestone rubble.

Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/TV, 1-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV160790.

Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants, 1996, Assessment of Civic Centre Area, Totnes (Report - Assessment). SDV340328.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Helen Rance, 2012, SX80276020 (incorrect)? (Personal Comment). SDV350493.

The second part of the grid reference (SX80276020) given on the Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card SX86SW19 (SDV160786) appears to be incorrect?

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160786Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX86SW19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card.
SDV160790Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/TV. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper) + Photograph (Digital). 1-5.
SDV340328Report - Assessment: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. 1996. Assessment of Civic Centre Area, Totnes. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K477. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV342722List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1978. Totnes. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 64.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109308 ]
SDV350493Personal Comment: Helen Rance. 2012. SX80276020 (incorrect)?. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV46802Related to: Earthwork on the North Side of North Street, Totnes (Monument)
MDV42291Related to: Embankment, Rear of 48 High Street, Totnes (Monument)
MDV21815Related to: Medieval Borough of Totnes (Monument)
MDV53882Related to: Totnes Town Wall to the rear of 54 High Street on South Street, Totnes (Monument)
MDV9101Related to: Town Wall at the North Gate, Castle Street, Totnes (Monument)
MDV9103Related to: Town Wall, Guildhall Yard, Totnes (Monument)
MDV8169Related to: Town wall, High Street, Totnes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3741 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Mar 5 2014 1:14PM