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HER Number:MDV106390
Name:Rora House, Ilsington


No longer extant, this house is depicted on the 1840s Tithe Map and appears to have continued into the early 20th century. Aerial photographs from the 1940s seem to show the house replaced with a more narrow, rectangular structure.


Grid Reference:SX 801 743
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SW/172
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XX - 1800 AD to 1910 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Tithe Map depicts house (apportionment 486; Rora House), just to the north-north-east of Rora farm. Rectangular shaped building with extension on the northern side.

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

First Edition Ordnance Survey map depicts large square house. Differs from the Tithe Map depiction, although the house appears to be located on approximately the same footprint. This may indicate the mid-19th century house has been altered to its current square plan, rather than replaced.

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

Map depiction is the same as the late 19th century historic map.

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

Aerial photograph shows a rectangular building, which matches the modern mapping depiction for this position, so it appears that the old house has been replaced sometime between 1907 and the 1940s.

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

Not depicted on the modern mapping. Appears to be overlain with a 20th century building.

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). [Mapped feature: #65913 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (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.

Associated Monuments

MDV37260Related to: Rora farmhouse, Ilsington (Building)
MDV92927Related to: Rora farmstead, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 4:36PM