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HER Number:MDV122192
Name:Stationmaster's House, Princetown


The Stationmaster's House at Princetown lies just to the north of the site of the platform / passenger station building (now demolished). Unclear whether it was built at the end of the 19th century, or the beginning of the 20th century.


Grid Reference:SX 586 734
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STATION MASTERS HOUSE (Constructed, XIX to XX - 1890 AD? to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on the aerial photograph, this building is not depicted on either the late 19th or early 20th century historic maps, although it seems possible that it was built around 1890 and should have been included.

Bastin, C. H., 1989, Princetown Railways, 32 (Pamphlet). SDV252923.

The Great Western Railway built houses for some of its branch line staff at Princetown in 1905, adding more in the 1920s. The houses were terraced and were to the north of the station site, at the end of a private road leading to the station from the centre of Princetown.

Kingdom, A. R., 1991, The Yelverton to Princetown Railway, 51, 70 (Monograph). SDV361466.

Images of the railway workers houses including one said to be from the turn of the century showing the earlier row of houses being constructed (this may have included the Stationmaster's House) (page 70). The Stationmaster's House is visible in shots from 1900 and 1908 (page 51).

Waugh, I., 2018, Ian Waugh, Princetown (Website). SDV361467.

Notes from resident of the Stationmaster's House (1956-1962) and reminiscences about Princetown railway station. Photographs thought to date from around 1890 to the end of the 19th century show the house as a solitary structure, suggesting it pre-dated both terraces.

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

Marked on the modern mapping as 'The Old Stationmasters House'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV252923Pamphlet: Bastin, C. H.. 1989. Princetown Railways. Princetown Railways. Paperback Volume. 32.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111943 ]
SDV361466Monograph: Kingdom, A. R.. 1991. The Yelverton to Princetown Railway. The Yelverton to Princetown Railway. Paperback Volume. 51, 70.
SDV361467Website: Waugh, I.. 2018. Ian Waugh, Princetown. http://ianwaugh.com/princetown/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV122191Related to: 1-8 Station Road Cottages, Princetown (Building)
MDV49925Related to: Princetown Railway Station (Monument)
MDV122185Related to: Station building at Princetown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 19 2018 11:18AM