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HER Number:MDV117454
Name:Former teacher's house, Merrivale


No longer extant, this purpose-built teacher's house opened in 1915. After the school closed in 1936, it became a private property known as 'Fourwinds'. Demolished in 1965.


Grid Reference:SX 560 748
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TEACHERS HOUSE (Constructed, World War I - 1914 AD to 1915 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1950-1954, Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV350147.

The mid-1950s historic map shows 'Fourwinds' to the south of the 'school (disused)'.

Stanbrook, M., 1991, Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered, 103-110, photographs (Monograph). SDV359884.

A school master's house was constructed to the rear of the school which became a private dwelling known as 'Four Winds' after 1936, when the school closed. This name is now attached to the former school as well.
After being a private property for a number of years, the building was finally pulled down in 1964, as no use could be agreed on.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1950-1954. Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #76763 ]
SDV359884Monograph: Stanbrook, M.. 1991. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered. Paperback Volume. 103-110, photographs.

Associated Monuments

MDV117447Related to: The Four Winds School, Merrivale (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 21 2016 2:09PM