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HER Number:MDV106267
Name:Shippon, now stable at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest


Southernmost building at Brimpts, thought to have originally been a shippon, although was a stable at the time of the 1993 survey. Main range thought to be pre-19th century. Lean-to at northern end early-mid 20th century, based on historic map / aerial photograph evidence. Freestanding to the south-west of the farmstead.


Grid Reference:SX 668 738
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOLROOM (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1855 AD (Between))
  • SHIPPON STOCK BUILDING (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Tithe Map of 1840 shows the outline of a possible building here, or maybe a courtyard or enclosure of some kind. Does not appear to be a building.

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

Late 19th century map depicts this structure in the south-western corner of the farm. Small adjoining square building on the north-eastern corner. Lean-to not constructed at this point.

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

Early 20th century historic map shows building unchanged. Still no sign of northern lean-to on maps.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Aerial photograph shows the building, although it is unclear whether the lean-to has been added - photograph unclear.

Stanbrook, M., 1991, Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered, 73-5, photograph (Monograph). SDV359884.

Listed in the account books for the Widecombe and Dartmoor Charity Schools is Brimpts, where children were taught by Mary Hamlyn in 1815, followed by Elizabeth Hamlyn. Further mentions from 1830. There is a verbal tradition that at some point a school was held in a barn belonging to the old farm before it was enlarged in 1855. Part of the barn can be seen in front of the present farmhouse.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997, January 1993 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Survey depicts building (originally possible shippon, now stable) and describes construction. Main range thought to pre-date the 19th century. Northern lean-to maybe mid-19th century or later addition.
Main range is single storied and gabled; asbestos slate roof. Modern rendered addition to the front right. Main range now stable; thought to have been shippon with low loft. Constructed from exposed granite rubblestone. Masonry style of this building looks earlier than the rest of the farmstead. Lean-to constructed from roughly coursed granite with corrugated iron roof. See survey for photographs and further detail.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Northern lean-to can be clearly seen on this aerial pohotograph.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

The most recent aerial photograph shows the building has been renovated and roof added. Gable ends.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Building depicted on modern mapping.

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).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material. January 1993.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65712 ]
SDV359884Monograph: Stanbrook, M.. 1991. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Paperback Volume. 73-5, photograph.

Associated Monuments

MDV18861Part of: Brimpts farmstead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV106265Related to: Cart shed or linhay at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV106257Related to: Farm cottage at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV106255Related to: Farmhouse at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV106268Related to: Linhay at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV106264Related to: Machine House at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV117430Related to: Schoolroom at Dartmeet (Building)
MDV117420Related to: Schoolroom at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV106262Related to: Shippon at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV106263Related to: Stable at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 10:34AM