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HER Number:MDV117369
Name:Labourers cottages for Cator Farm, Widecombe in the Moor


No longer extant, this row of buildings is depicted on the Tithe Map. They were pulled down in 1866 and Cator Court later built over the site. One of the cottages housed a charity-supported school from 1797 into the 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 682 769
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARM LABOURERS COTTAGE (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD? to 1866 AD (Between))
  • SCHOOLROOM (XVIII to XIX - 1797 AD to 1860 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Long, narrow building depicted on the Tithe Map.

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

Cottages are gone by the time of this map; Cator Court has been constructed on the site.

Stanbrook, M., 1991, Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered, 70 (Monograph). SDV359884.

Listed in the account books for the Widecombe and Dartmoor Charity Schools is Cator, where a school was started in 1797 under Grace Cleave. Lady Sayer records that the present Cator Court is built on the site of former labourers cottages for Cator Farm, and it is understood that the school was in one of these. These were pulled down in 1866.

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. [Mapped feature: #76668 ]
SDV359884Monograph: Stanbrook, M.. 1991. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Paperback Volume. 70.

Associated Monuments

MDV29770Part of: Cator Court Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV117370Related to: Cator Court, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 1:44PM