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HER Number:MDV95952
Name:Rock Park, Barnstaple

Summary

Rock Park was left to the Mayor and Aldermen of Barnstaple, their heirs and successors by William Rock. Ruined cottages, a factory and yard and an old limekiln were demolished to make way for the park which was opened with great public celebration in August 1879. An obelisk at the entrance marks the opening. Today the park is owned by Barnstaple Town Council and managed by the Rock Park Trust Management Committee.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 562 325
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARK (XIX - 1879 AD to 1879 AD (Between))

Full description

Barnstaple Town Council, 04/10/2013, Rock Park (Website). SDV352476.

Rock Park was left to the Mayor and Aldermen of Barnstaple, their heirs and successors by William Rock. Ruined cottages, a factory and yard and an old limekiln were demolished to make way for the park which was opened with great public celebration in August 1879. An obelisk at the entrance marks the opening. Today the park is owned by Barnstaple Town Council and managed by the Rock Park Trust Management Committee.


Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Timber yard shown in north-west corner, and several buildings in south-east part of the site.


Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

"Rock Park" marked.
Map object based on this source.


Walls, S., 2006, Barnstaple War Memorial Cross (Ground Photograph). SDV356247.

Photograph of Rock Park with the war memerial in the foreground.


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

"Rock Park" marked.
Map object based on this source.


English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Rock Park was laid out by RD Gould and opened in 1879.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352476Website: Barnstaple Town Council. 04/10/2013. Rock Park. http://www.barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk/rock-park-barnstaple.asp. Website.
SDV356247Ground Photograph: Walls, S.. 2006. Barnstaple War Memorial Cross. The Materiality of Remembrance. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV105070Parent of: Band Stand in Rock Park, Barnstaple (Monument)
MDV95948Parent of: Pair of Lamp Standards with Pedestals at north Entrance of Rock Park (Building)
MDV76335Parent of: Railings on north side of Rock Park (Building)
MDV57983Parent of: Rock Park Memorial Obelisk, Barnstaple (Monument)
MDV95953Parent of: War Memorial in Rock Park, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2018 4:03PM