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HER Number:MDV121120
Name:1-6 Beacon View, Brent Mill


Row of six small cottages, built in two phases. Numbers 4-6 are the oldest (possibly 17th century), while numbers 1-3 are newer (but still pre-1843). Depicted on the Tithe Map, they were getted and renovated after the Second World War but are thought to retain some old features.


Grid Reference:SX 698 596
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/298

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Built, XVI to XIX - 1600 AD? to 1843 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Plot 1591-1597 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Shown on the 1843 Tithe Map and listed in the Apportionment as cottages.

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

The late 19th century historic map does not show all of the subdivisions; only three properties appear to be shown.

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

The early 20th century historic map shows all six cottages.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets, Page 495-6 of 821 (Worksheet). SDV340722.

Brent Mill Cottages 'Beacon View' nos 1-6 SX6986 5965
This range of six attached cottages runs from the south-west end of 'Clarence House' in a curve. According to local information (personal comment), numbers 1-3 are more recent and were still referred to as 'new cottages' by one of the present cottage owner's father, although they are present on the 1843 Tithe Map. The rest; 4-6 are far older.
They were completely gutted and renovated soon after the Second World War (1939-45) and during the operation were found to have many old features e.g.: small window alcoves.
Number 6 has an external chimney stack on the back wall whose proportions also support an early date; perhaps 17th century.
Number 5 has what seems to be an external buttress on the east side.
The whole range is stone built and rendered with a single span slate roof. Doors and windows appear to be modern replacements. The south gable end of Number 1 is slate hung.

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

'Beacon View' 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).
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet. Page 495-6 of 821.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. Plot 1591-1597.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80355 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27796Part of: Brent Mill hamlet (Monument)
MDV113217Related to: Bridge Farm formerly 'Brent Mill Farm', South Brent (Monument)
MDV13151Related to: Manor Mill, South Brent (Building)
MDV13146Related to: The former Clarence Inn (Clarence House), South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2018 12:51PM