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HER Number:MDV104169
Name:5 Totnes Road, South Brent


This building dates to at least the early-mid 19th century. Depicted on the 1843 Tithe Map in area used as a drill yard. By the later 19th century it is marked as a smithy. Lies adjacent to the late 19th century school. Converted into a dwelling at some point.


Grid Reference:SX 698 600
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1843 AD (Between))
  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (Altered, XIX - 1850 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • HOUSE (Altered, XIX to XX - 1900 AD? to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Plot 3139: ‘Barn’. Owner George Luscombe, occupier William Windeat.

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

'Smithy' depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

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

Buildings remain the same but are not labelled on this version of the historic mapping.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets, Page 790 of 821 (Worksheet). SDV340722.

SX69876006 No. 5 Totnes Road
This building was present on the 1843 Tithe Map, when it is shown as a barn (see source). It has since been converted into a dwelling house. It occupies the east corner of the former drill yard. Like the probable barrack block at the northern corner it is tall and narrow with a curved end wall abutting the road and an asymmetrical roof. It is stone built and slated; windows and doors are a modern insertion.
The south end of the building is slate hung in the upper half and here the slate roof is hipped with several planes radiating from a single point. Windows are small and irregular and may be original openings. There is much river boulder used in the construction of this building.

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

The modern mapping shows the structures remain the same as on the First Edition historic map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet. Page 790 of 821.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63637 ]
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV121593Related to: 10-13 Totnes Road (Building)
MDV121572Related to: 2, 3 and 3 Plymouth Road, South Brent (Building)
MDV114814Related to: 3-4 Totnes Road, South Brent (Building)
MDV121592Related to: 6-9 Totnes Road, South Brent (Building)
MDV121790Related to: Drill yard, South Brent (Monument)
MDV121594Related to: Old School House, South Brent (Building)
MDV47672Related to: The old Board School (now Community Centre), South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 6 2018 11:50AM