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HER Number:MDV106282
Name:Cottage at Rowell Cross, Lydford


Building dates to at least the mid-19th century (depicted on the Tithe Map), but may be earlier. Adjacent to forge / wheelwrights shop, depicted on historic maps in the late-19th century. Adjoining building to the north-east built in the early 20th century and appears to have been combined with the original cottage; not clear whether this was always the case.


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

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 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.

Building depicted on the late 19th century historic map, with adjacent structure ('Smithy') to the south-west.

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

Secondary building depicted on the early 20th century map, ajoining the original cottage to the north-east. Properties appear to be separate at this point.

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

Two storey stone built structure with tiled roof. Gabled ended, building adjoins smithy building to the right (south-west). Chimney stack at the right gable end. Four window front (windows appear modern), no sign of a door, suggesting when the adjoining structure to the left was constructed in the early 20th century, this became a combined dwelling. Windows match etc.
20th century part of the building is two storey but slightly higher than the original building, but appears built to match; stone fronted, gable-ended roof. Chimney stack at left gable end. Five windows at front, unsymmetrical arrangement, door to the right side of front.
(2009 image)

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

Depicted on the modern mapping as 'The Croft'.

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).
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: #65733 ]
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

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)
MDV106281Related to: Smithy at Rowell Cross, Lydford (Building)
MDV106940Related to: The Croft, School Road, Lydford (Building)
MDV106283Related to: Tor View, School Road, Lydford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 10:35AM