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HER Number:MDV106281
Name:Smithy at Rowell Cross, Lydford


Building dates to at least the mid-19th century (depicted on the Tithe Map). May have functioned as a wheelwrights shop at this time. Depicted as 'smithy' on historic maps from the late-19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 513 851
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of an early medieval strip field system on the north-eastern side of Lydford, mostly fossilised in the surviving fields in use today

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FORGE (XIX - 1840 AD to 1889 AD (Between))
  • WHEELWRIGHTS STONE (XIX - 1880 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building depicted on the Tithe Map with adjacent structure (smithy/wheelwrights shop?) to the south-west. Apportionment (122) records 'Cottage, Garden and Shop'.

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

'Smithy' depicted on the late 19th century historic map, with adjacent structures to the south-west.

Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Single storey stone built structure with corrugated iron roof. Gabled ended, building adjoins cottage to the left (north-east). Double doors at the right (south-west) end and single door with window to the left (north-east). Wheelwrights stone leaning up against the building in the front centre.
(2009 image)

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

Depicted on the 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).
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: #65732 ]
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV106282Related to: Cottage at Rowell Cross, Lydford (Building)
MDV106285Related to: Cottage on School Road, Lydford (Building)
MDV106278Related to: Lydford Primary School (Building)
MDV103108Related to: Lydford War Memorial (Monument)
MDV27361Related to: Remains of Deserted Settlement in field south of Lydford Primary School (Monument)
MDV106283Related to: Tor View, School Road, Lydford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 10:34AM