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HER Number:MDV114791
Name:Woodlands farmhouse and barn, Murchington


Farmhouse probably dates from the late 18th century and has a number of features in common with Little Mead to the east. Farmhouse is the only surviving building of those shown on the Tithe Map for the farm.


Grid Reference:SX 688 883
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVIII - 1750 AD to 1799 AD (Between))
  • THRESHING BARN (Built, XVIII - 1750 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The Tithe Map shows the farmhouse on the south-eastern side of the farmstead.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farmhouse, unchanged from the earlier depiction.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Murchington Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 6, 18-19, 27 figs 8-9, 20 (Report - Assessment). SDV359512.

Woodlands Farmhouse: not listed
Woodlands probably dates from about the late 18th century, this substantial dwelling has several similarities with Little Mead, including their white-painted front elevations, 19th century casements and the traditional open fronted lean-to porch. Both, too, have a larger-than-cottage appearance, not only Woodlands Farm with part of an earlier threshing barn still attached, but also Little Mead, with its lengthened, four-window-wide frontage and extensive wing at the rear.
Adjoining the north-eastern end of the farmhouse are the remains of a large unconverted threshing barn.

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

Woodlands Farm 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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #74121 ]
SDV359512Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. Murchington Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 6, 18-19, 27 figs 8-9, 20.

Associated Monuments

MDV76951Part of: Woodlands farmstead, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV53195Related to: Church, now a dwelling, Murchington (Building)
MDV114792Related to: Little Mead, Murchington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2019 3:32PM