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HER Number:MDV121562
Name:The Old Post Office, South Brent


Building dates to at least the early-mid 19th century and is depicted on the 1843 Tithe Map as a dwelling. Appears to have been greatly modified. Relationship with the Post Office next door unclear; this may have been the Post House. Building is rendered and shares a single span slate roof with 6 Fore Street to the right and part of the former post office building to the left.


Grid Reference:SX 698 601
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

  • HOUSE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1843 AD (Between))

Full description

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

2930: ‘Dwelling house’. Owner and occupier Richard Heath.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets,
page 780 of 821
(Worksheet). SDV340722.

See MDV121558 for Robinson's worksheet that may also refer to this property.

Richards, A. F., 2018, Fore Street, South Brent properties (Personal Comment). SDV360906.

N.B.: Robinson may be including reference to this property in her record sheet for 6 Fore Street; separate record created for this building Richards, A. F., 26/03/2018.

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

Image dated August 2016 shows this building is small, with a single window at ground floor and first floor level and looks to have been much modernised, including loft conversion. Above the ground floor window is a sign that reads – ‘The Old Post Office’. It's unclear whether this property also includes part of the structure on its left, under the same roof and including a door and window at ground level and a window above in the slate-hung upper part of the building. Otherwise, this house has no obvious door.

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

The property has a small frontage onto the street but has been extended back a fair distance. Mastermap has it marked as 'The Old Post Office'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet. page 780 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: #110896 Full extent of this property currently uknown (26/03/2018), ]
SDV360654Website: Google. 2018. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV360906Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2018. Fore Street, South Brent properties. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV121550Related to: 1-2 Fore Street, South Brent (Building)
MDV121553Related to: 3-4 Fore Street, South Brent (Building)
MDV121558Related to: 6 Fore Street, South Brent (Building)
MDV121567Related to: The Post Office, South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2018 2:41PM