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HER Number:MDV117420
Name:Schoolroom at Hexworthy


Precise location unknown, but documentary sources record children being taught at Hexworthy, from 1796 onwards, likely in one of the rooms in a farmhouse or possibly barn.


Grid Reference:SX 654 728
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOLROOM (XVIII to XIX - 1796 AD to 1846 AD)

Full description

Stanbrook, M., 1991, Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered, 73 (Monograph). SDV359884.

Listed in the account books for the Widecombe and Dartmoor Charity Schools is Hexworthy, where children were taught by Jane Beard in 1796, followed by Agnes Warn. Mary Datson and Mary Hamlyn (who also taught at Brimpts in 1815) are mentioned as teachers at Hexworthy, as well as Johanna Smith who taught for several years until 1846.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359884Monograph: Stanbrook, M.. 1991. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Paperback Volume. 73.

Associated Monuments

MDV6413Related to: North-east farmstead at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123021Related to: Ring O' Bells Farmhouse, Hexworthy (Building)
MDV77452Related to: Ring O' Bells, Hexworthy Farm (Monument)
MDV117430Related to: Schoolroom at Dartmeet (Building)
MDV106267Related to: Shippon, now stable at Brimpts Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV93032Related to: The Old Farm House, Hexworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2018 3:24PM