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HER Number:MDV123021
Name:Ring O' Bells Farmhouse, Hexworthy


House thought to date to the 18th century. At one time it is said to have been a public house. Depicted on the 1840s Tithe Map, it is been retained into modern times.


Grid Reference:SX 654 728
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1799 AD (Between))
  • PUBLIC HOUSE (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Marked on the Lydford Tithe Map as the only building in a tenement at Hexworthy; 1114 on the Apportionment. 'Dwelling house and gardens', owned and occupied by Philip Michelmore. The dwelling is a rectangular building aligned north-west by south-east at right angles to the lane that borders the plot on the eastern side. Two small structures adjoin it on the south-western side, at the north-west and south-eastern ends.

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

The late 19th century historic map depiction shows the development of the farm and although the farmhouse appears largely similar to its earlier depiction, it may have been altered/extended by this time.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997, 04/03/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmhouse probably 18th century or earlier. Said to have been a public house called the Ring 'O' Bells after the bells worn by the leading pack horse.

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

The modern mapping shows the Ring of Bells at Hexworthy, which may retain original building fabric.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material. 04/03/1997.
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: #113492 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77452Part of: Ring O' Bells, Hexworthy Farm (Monument)
MDV117420Related to: Schoolroom at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123026Related to: Shippon north of the Ring O' Bells (Building)
MDV54463Related to: Tavistock to Ashburton pack-horse track (Monument)
MDV93032Related to: The Old Farm House, Hexworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2018 1:49PM