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HER Number:MDV121047
Name:Didworthy House


Built in the early 19th century, this building later became the main hospital building (open 1903). It served as a sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis until the hospital closed in 1971 (see related records). Now it is a private dwelling.


Grid Reference:SX 685 621
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))
  • HOSPITAL (Altered, XX - 1903 AD to 1970 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The 1840s Tithe Map shows a homestead here recorded as 'dwelling house, other buildings, yard etc.,' (plot 572); part of Woodley's Didworthy estate.

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

By the later 19th century historic map, 'Didworthy House' is depicted. Covers the entire footprint of the homestead shown on the Tithe Map; unclear whether any original fabric has been retained.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The early 20th century historic map indicates that Didworthy House is now functioning as 'Devon and Cornwall Sanatorium'. To the east, 'The Bungalow' is also shown as well as a row of cottages to the north-east which are also related to the hospital.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Didworthy House' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80294 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV47673Part of: Devon and Cornwall Sanatorium (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2018 2:30PM