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HER Number:MDV121125
Name:Almshouse Cottage, Brent Mill


Small pair of cottages (originally one property) near the old Brentmill Bridge. Built around 1840 it replaced several other almshouses. Depicted on the Tithe Map. Subdivided in modern times. Property nearest the road called Brent Mill Cottage in 2016.


Grid Reference:SX 696 595
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

  • ALMSHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1835 AD to 1845 AD (Between))
  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Altered, XIX to Unknown - 1843 AD (Post))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Plots 1569 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Shown on the 1843 Tithe Map and listed in the Apportionment as 'Almshouse Cottage' (1569), garden to the south-east (1570).

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the cottage.

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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets, Page 500-1 of 821 (Worksheet). SDV340722.

Almshouse Cottage SX6972 5958
A stone built cottage, part slate and part river boulders, whitewashed. Simple span slate roof. One gable end chimney stack and one not quite at the other gable on the midline. Some casement windows, some modern. This building is shown on the Tithe Map (1569), apportionment reads 'Almshouse Cottage'.
Details of a deed of 1840 among the Feoffee's documents of South Brent Parish Church records that this house was fairly recently built and replaced 'several almshouses'.

Google, 2018, Google Streetview (Website). SDV360654.

Property nearest the road is called Brent Mill Cottage in image dated 2016.

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

Cottage is depicted on the modern map. The property has been divided into two, with the garden also split down the middle.

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 500-1 of 821.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. Plots 1569.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80360 ]
SDV360654Website: Google. 2018. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV27796Part of: Brent Mill hamlet (Monument)
MDV121127Related to: 3 Avondale Walk, Brent Mill (Building)
MDV121123Related to: Avon Cottage, Brentmill Bridge (Building)
MDV13154Related to: Brent Mill Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV113217Related to: Bridge Farm formerly 'Brent Mill Farm', South Brent (Monument)
MDV13151Related to: Manor Mill, South Brent (Building)
MDV13157Related to: Road bridge over the River Avon at Brent Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2018 2:26PM