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HER Number:MDV122001
Name:Farm buildings at Stowford House, Harford


A range of buildings dating in part to at least the late 18th - early 19th century, based on cartographic evidence. The north-eastern end of the range shown on the Tithe Map survives, along with a mid-late 19th century wing, extending to the south-east, originally enclosing a yard area (now mostly built over with modern structures). Carved granite fragment in the northern side of the barn is thought to have originated from St Nicholas Chapel.


Grid Reference:SX 640 570
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARM BUILDING (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Long, narrow range of buildings is depicted on the Tithe Map, north-west of the house. One of three ranges of buildings, this one is aligned roughly south-west by north-east.

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

By the later 19th century, the range has been extended, with a long narrow wing running south-east, enclosing the yard on the north-east side.

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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.

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

Only a small part of the original range remains on the modern mapping; at the north-eastern end. The wing shown on the later 19th century historic map is still surviving.

Pratt, N., 2018, Stowford House architectural fragments, Photograph included (Correspondence). SDV361110.

Incorporated in the north wall of the 19th century barn at SX64073 57061, is a carved granite fragment. Situated in the northern wall, it is thought to be a medieval architectural fragment originating from St Nicholas Chapel.

Waterhouse, R., Unknown, Stowford (Record Office Collection). SDV361111.

In the late 18th - early 19th century, a courtyard of farm buildings was created to the north-west, with water mill re-using earlier leat.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #111532 Original extent of the range, as shown on 19th century sources, ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #111531 Remaining part of the range of buildings, ]
SDV361110Correspondence: Pratt, N.. 2018. Stowford House architectural fragments. Email. Digital. Photograph included.
SDV361111Record Office Collection: Waterhouse, R.. Unknown. Stowford. http://www.devonruralarchive.com/Stowford.html. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV78080Part of: Stowford Farm, Harford (Monument)
MDV122002Related to: Farm buildings at Stowford House, Harford (Building)
MDV122005Related to: Incised stone in wall north-east of farm, Stowford (Monument)
MDV2853Related to: Stowford House, Harford (Building)
MDV13080Related to: Water wheel at Stowford farm, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2018 11:37AM