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HER Number:MDV123023
Name:Thimble Hall, Hexworthy


Farmhouse imay date to the 17th or 18th century, if comparable with the other neighbouring dwellings at Hexworthy. Depicted on historic maps from the 1840s Tithe Map onwards, it is marked on modern maps as 'Thimble Hall'. It is a thatched building with four thatched eyebrow dormer windows on the south-western side of the roof.


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 (Constructed, XVII to XVIII - 1650 AD? to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Dwelling is shown as an L-shaped building aligned north-west by south-east, with wing extending north-east from the south-eastern end of the house.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the house appears largely the same as previously.

Geograph, 2018, Geograph (Website). SDV361788.

Image dated 2007 included of Thimble Hall, Hexworthy. 'A thatched cottage with eyebrow windows at the heart of the hamlet on the edge of Dartmoor' http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/597207.

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

'Thimble Hall' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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: #113494 ]
SDV361788Website: Geograph. 2018. Geograph. http://www.geograph.org.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV123022Part of: Western farmstead at Hexworthy (Monument)
MDV123028Related to: Cart shed east of Thimble Hall, Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123029Related to: Pig house adjoining cart shed at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV93032Related to: The Old Farm House, Hexworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2018 1:59PM