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HER Number:MDV9230
Name:Market House in Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot


Site of a 17th century Market House in Wolborough Street in Newton Abbot which was demolished in 1826


Grid Reference:SX 857 711
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/30
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX87SE11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET HOUSE (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Rhodes, A. J., Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV338451.

Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica, 615 (Monograph). SDV323771.

Worthy, C., 1889, Devonshire Parishes, 299-300 (Article in Serial). SDV338449.

Market House in Wolborough Street. Rebuilt in 1684, replaced by new house in Market Street in 1826.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1952, SX87SE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV338450.

No visible remains. Market House demolished in 1826.

Express & Echo, 1977, Unknown (Article in Serial). SDV360883.

Wolborough Street. The old market houses and shambles were removed in 1826 after completion of the present market place.

Gent, T. H. + Leverett, M., 2007, Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Bank Street and East Street, Newton Abbot, 3-5, 12-13 (Report - Assessment). SDV338207.

In 1633 Richard Yarde of Bradley amalgamated the markets of Newton Abbot and Newton Bushel into a new larger market in Wolborough Street. There were buildings in the middle of Wolborough Street by 1684 when Gilbert Yarde built a covered butchers' market. The market was moved to Market Street in 1826 by the Rev R Lane and the Market House and butchers' shambles were demolished soon afterwards. In 1830 an article described the 'old dilpidated shambles which so long disgraced the centre of Wolborough Street'. The old market house may be a building shown on the circa 1803 map immediately to the west of the chapel. The building to the west of this is almost certainly the butchers' shambles. Evaluation trenches excavated in Wolborough Street in 2007 revealed only limited evidence of the market house and shambles with no dating evidence earlier than the 17th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323771Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown. 615.
SDV338207Report - Assessment: Gent, T. H. + Leverett, M.. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Bank Street and East Street, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology. 07.19. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3-5, 12-13. [Mapped feature: #56572 ]
SDV338449Article in Serial: Worthy, C.. 1889. Devonshire Parishes. Devonshire Parishes. 2. Unknown. 299-300.
SDV338450Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1952. SX87SE11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV338451Monograph: Rhodes, A. J.. Newton Abbot, its History and Development. Unknown.
SDV360883Article in Serial: Express & Echo. 1977. Unknown. Unknown. 28/02/1977. Newspaper/Magazine Article.

Associated Monuments

MDV29500Related to: Alexandra Theatre and Market House, Market Street, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV73664Related to: Ditch in Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV21820Related to: Newton Abbot Borough (Monument)
MDV21821Related to: Newton Bushel Borough, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4214 - Wolborough Street, Bank Street & East Street, Newton Abbot

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2018 2:34PM