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HER Number:MDV114633
Name:Standard Court, Blackdown


Row of cottages with others at the western end date to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on the cartographic evidence, although may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map, alterations and additons have been made in the 19th-20th centuries mostly to the western and northern sides. Probably miners cottages.


Grid Reference:SX 502 798
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Mary Tavy Tithe Map. A group of dwellings shown with a row of at least 4 properties on the northern side of the court (596), and two more properties set just to the south and west of the main row: 598 and unclear numbering on one house. Apportionment records them as: 'House and outhouses; part of Lane Head Village'.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the subdivisions within the property and may also show an additional structure added at the western end of the row of cottages. The Royal Standard public house is also indicated at the eastern end of the row at this time.

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

Early 20th century historic map appears unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Mary Tavy Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV359468.

Blackdown, historically a separate settlement, since at least the 14th century was essentially a linear development along what is now the A385, Okehampton to Tavistock Road. In 1828 at the time the Tithe Map was drawn up, it was called Lane Head Village and comprised a scattered distribution of small cottages and gardens, most of the buildings are likely to have been miners’ cottages.

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

The modern mapping shows at least seven individual properties in Standard Court.

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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped features: #73960 ; #73961 ; #73962 ]
SDV359468Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. Mary Tavy Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV114630Related to: 1-2 Moorside, Blackdown (Building)
MDV114631Related to: Building north of the Royal Standard, Blackdown (Building)
MDV114632Related to: Homeleigh, Blackdown (Building)
MDV107696Related to: Monrovia, Blackdown (Building)
MDV71996Related to: Roadside milestone at Blackdown (Monument)
MDV114634Related to: The Royal Standard, Blackdown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2016 3:49PM