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HER Number:MDV118551
Name:The White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior


Inn was built in the 1930s as a replacement for the old White Thorn Inn, just a few yards to the south-east (MDV49006). In 2016 inn was closed and the lease up for sale. Opened again Spetember 2017.


Grid Reference:SX 541 631
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (Constructed, XX to World War II - 1930 AD to 1939 AD (Between))

Full description

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 141-142 (Monograph). SDV359976.

The original White Thorn Inn is now White Thorn Cottage, situated a few yards away on the opposite side of the car park. This replacement was built in the 1930s and retained it's original form until a few years ago when the ground floor underwent a complete refurbishment. The walls between the public bar and the ground floor bedroom and the lounge bar were removed to make the large open public bar / lounge seen today. There is now a restaurant upstairs. 'Flash' the Dartmoor pony owned by the landlord is occasionally allowed into the public bar during the summer months.

Richards, A. F., 2017, Comment about the White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior (Personal Comment). SDV360032.

According to various sources on the internet, this inn closed in 2016 and the lease is up for sale.

Google, 2017, Google Streetview (Website). SDV359965.

Image dated August 2012 shows the inn but the mapping part of the site states it is currently closed.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

The White Thorn Inn is depicted on the modern mapping.

Richards, A. F., 2017, Update on the White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior (Personal Comment). SDV360621.

Inn was reopened in September 2017.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #77830 ]
SDV359965Website: Google. 2017. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 141-142.
SDV360032Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2017. Comment about the White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior. Not Applicable.
SDV360621Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2017. Update on the White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV49006Related to: The former White Thorn Inn (now cottages), Shaugh Prior (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2017 4:43PM