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HER Number:MDV114125
Name:The King's Arms, Chagford


No longer an inn, this establishment in the Square was converted into two dwellings in the late 19th century: now known as Lydstone and King's Arms Cottage. The King's Arms was converted in the later 19th century into the Central Private Hotel, which continued to trade until before the First World War (the 'Lydstone' section).


Grid Reference:SX 700 875
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1899 AD (Between))
  • HOTEL (XIX to XX - 1875 AD? to 1920 AD? (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the Tithe Map, within plot numbered 88.

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

Building appears to have been converted into two dwellings by this time.

Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 21, 113, 114, 136, 141 (Monograph). SDV356605.

The King's Arms (now 'Lydstone') in the Square was popular in the 19th century. Apparently became the genteel Central Private Hotel by the later 19th century, a 'family and commercial hotel'. It ceased to be a public house before the First World War, trading then as the Central private Hotel, as seen in an image dating from around the 1920s. It is now Lydstone, a private house.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Building is 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.
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 21, 113, 114, 136, 141.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73458 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV114130Related to: 58-60 The Square, Chagford (Building)
MDV33186Related to: King's Arms Cottage, Chagford (Building)
MDV33185Related to: Lydstone, North Street, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 1:34PM