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HER Number:MDV121408
Name:Decorated gate piers, Corringdon


Pair of granite gate posts at the entrance to Corringdon Farm, thought to have been built by Dr Butler of Somerswood.


Grid Reference:SX 678 601
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

  • GATE PIER (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist, page 728 of 821 (Worksheet). SDV151046.

SX6786 6010 Corringdon Farm, gateposts
A pair of granite gateposts at the entrance to the main drive of Corringdon Farm. They stand slightly over 2.0 metres high consisting each of a square column 0.90 metres square, with a recessed gate jamb in the eastern one. Each is topped by a square pyramid with ball finial, adding just under another metre in height.
The style and size corresponds closely to those at Forder, Somerswood and the Ball Gate onto the moor. All these were owned by Dr Butler of Somerswood, a 19th century land owner and it is likely he built them all.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. page 728 of 821. [Mapped feature: #110707 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29678Related to: 'Ball Gate' (Monument)
MDV76915Related to: Corringdon farmstead, South Brent (Monument)
MDV121406Related to: Decorated gate piers, Somerswood (Monument)
MDV121411Related to: Gateposts on southern lane to Forder Farm (Monument)
MDV121410Related to: Gateposts to Corringdon Farm (Monument)
MDV112520Related to: Little Bullhornstone Farmstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 16 2018 4:18PM