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HER Number:MDV113197
Name:Hayford Hall, West Buckfastleigh

Summary

Depicted on the early-mid 19th century historic maps, but documentary evidence for the manor at Hayford date back to the mid-15th century, so the house may be earlier. Possible inspiration for Baskerville Hall in Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 687 670
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

House is depicted on the Tithe Map at Hayford, along with the fishpond and is described on the Buckfastleigh apportionment as 'Lawn and pond.' House appears smaller than on later historic maps.


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

Late 19th century historic map depicts the house in its grounds, with farm buildings to the north.


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

As the late 19th century historic map.


Somerville, C., 2002, Dartmoor: In the footprints of a gigantic hound (Article in Serial). SDV359054.

Article mentions Hayford Hall is one of the three possible locations used in Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles.


Chait, S. M. + Podneiks, E. M., 2005, Hayford Hall: Hangovers, Erotics, and Modernist Aesthetics (Monograph). SDV359053.

Hayford Hall was rented by Peggy Guggenheim and inhabited by a group of literary friends in the summers of 1932 and 1933. They were inspired to integrate public art with their private lives, making their personal writing works of experimental aesthetics. Djuna Barnes wrote her masterpiece Nightwood at the estate.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Hayford Hall is depicted on the 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).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72528 ]
SDV359053Monograph: Chait, S. M. + Podneiks, E. M.. 2005. Hayford Hall: Hangovers, Erotics, and Modernist Aesthetics. Hayford Hall: Hangovers, Erotics, and Modernist Aesthetics.
SDV359054Article in Serial: Somerville, C.. 2002. Dartmoor: In the footprints of a gigantic hound. Telegraph Newspaper. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV48113Related to: Fishpond at Hayford Hall (Monument)
MDV113199Related to: Hayford Estate, Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2015 4:17PM