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HER Number:MDV102946
Name:Forge Cottage, Throwleigh

Summary

At least 19th century cottage later extended to include a smithy. Used as the village post office since at least the 1950s, the stores is also housed in part of the building. An important functional building and home that retains historic features, including an 18th / early 19th century window in the return elevation of the forge building itself.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 668 907
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (Built, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))
  • POST OFFICE (Altered, XX - 1950 AD to 1999 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Smithy marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Howis Croxford, C. A., 1988, A Walkabout Guide to Throwleigh, 4-5 (Pamphlet). SDV361768.

The sub-post office was at one time the forge, standing next to the horse pond. Description of Tom Hill, a former blacksmith.


Whitley, G. H., 1993, Throwleigh Pound House, 11, Fig. 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV350253.

Building recorded as cottage on the 1840 Tithe map and extended after circa 1860s to include a blacksmiths workshop.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Throwleigh Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 19, figure 17 (Report - Assessment). SDV357897.

Forge Cottage and Stores:
An important functional building and home that retains historic features, including an 18th / early 19th century window in the return elevation of the forge building itself. Now the village stores and Post Office it is the hub of the local community as well as being a key building.


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

Forge Cottage marked on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #62449 ]
SDV350253Report - non-specific: Whitley, G. H.. 1993. Throwleigh Pound House. A4 Comb Bound. 11, Fig. 2.
SDV357897Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. Throwleigh Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 19, figure 17.
SDV361768Pamphlet: Howis Croxford, C. A.. 1988. A Walkabout Guide to Throwleigh. Village guide. A5 Paperback. 4-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV114825Related to: Outbuilding opposite the Forge Stores, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV109995Related to: Throwleigh Barton farmstead (Monument)
MDV103146Related to: Wheelwright's Stone, Throwleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2018 11:48AM