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HER Number:MDV121554
Name:Town Farm House, South Brent


Still a working farmhouse until 1978-9. Dates to at least the early-mid 19th century. Depicted on the 1843 Tithe Map, it is stone-built and rendered with sash windows and a tall chimney stack. Probable two-room cross passage plan. During renovations, the room to the left of the main entrance was found to be cobbled.


Grid Reference:SX 698 600
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

  • COBBLED SURFACE GENERAL (Constructed, XV to Post Medieval - 1401 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))
  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XV to Post Medieval - 1401 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

3124: ‘Town Tenement’. Owner and occupier W. Pearse.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets,
page 777 of 821
(Worksheet). SDV340722.

SX69806010 Town Farm
The house, on the south side of Fore Street, was the last property in the village to be a working farm, only ceasing to be so in 1978-9.
It is stone built and rendered, with a single span slate roof. It probably corresponds to a two-room and cross passage plan. The hearth is in the west gable connecting to a large stone chimney with a projecting slate dripstone. The windows are old sash type and the door is a replacement.
During renovations a cobbled floor was found in the room left of the main entrance.
The Tithe map of 1843 shows it as 3144 ‘Town Tenement’. Owner and occupier W. Pearse. It remained in the Pearse family until it was sold in 1979.

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

Image dated 2016 shows the former farmhouse to be in a good condition, still retaining its sash windows.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet. page 777 of 821.
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: #110887 ]
SDV360654Website: Google. 2018. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV76888Part of: Town Farm, South Brent (Monument)
MDV121553Related to: 3-4 Fore Street, South Brent (Building)
MDV121558Related to: 6 Fore Street, South Brent (Building)
MDV121555Related to: 7-8 Fore Street, South Brent (Building)
MDV121569Related to: The old Schoolhouse, South Brent (Building)
MDV13317Related to: The Packhorse Hotel, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2018 3:06PM