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HER Number:MDV114755
Name:Barn opposite Old School Cottage, Dunsford


Dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, although may be older. Was originally thatched but has been roofed with corrugated iron for a long time. Appears to be a small threshing barn with a horse engine house on the gable end – a rare position if that was its purpose.


Grid Reference:SX 810 891
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDunsford
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HORSE ENGINE HOUSE? (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))
  • THRESHING BARN (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the Tithe Map.

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

Unchanged on the later 19th century historic map.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Dunsford Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 22, figure 20 (Report - Assessment). SDV359494.

Barn opposite Old School Cottage: Unlisted
A rambling cob building, formerly thatched but now with corrugated iron. Appears to be a small threshing barn with a horse engine house on the gable end – a rare position if that was its purpose. As the most prominently located unconverted agricultural building in the village it is in need of sympathetic restoration and use.

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

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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #74087 ]
SDV359494Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. Dunsford Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 22, figure 20.

Associated Monuments

MDV77076Related to: Old Cawte farmstead, Dunsford (Monument)
MDV77114Related to: Townsend famstead, Dunsford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 1 2016 11:28AM