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HER Number:MDV123031
Name:Shippon in farmstead at Hexworthy


Long, rectangular, single story, gabled shippon, built into high ground (effectively banked at the northern end). May be 17th century in origin and appears to have been constructed in two phases. Although still roofed (and presumably functioning) through the 20th century, after 2006, the southern part is shown to no longer be roofed and by 2015 the walls seem to be disintegrating fast.


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

  • SHIPPON STOCK BUILDING (Built, XVI to XIX - 1600 AD? to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Within plot 1117; 'Dwelling house, barn, Court and Garden' at Hexworthy.
A large, narrow, north-south aligned (?barn) to the east of the dwelling.

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

The late 19th century historic map depicts this building which is shown subdivided and possible also now extended, with a wing on the south-eastern side.

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

Long, rectangular, single story, gabled shippon, built into high ground (effectively banked at the northern end). May be 17th century in origin and appears to have been constructed in two phases; evidence in the wall construction noted on the front (eastern) side. The left end (southern part) of the building appears to be oldest, although an alternate rebuild could have taken place. Condition notes as poor.

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

The entire building is still roofed at this time.

GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

This aerial photograph shows the southern part of the building is no longer roofed, although the walls appear to still be surviving.

GetMapping PLC, 2015, 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359717.

The 2015 aerial image shows most of the south-western end wall of the building has collapsed, or been removed and it appears that the building is disintegrating fast.

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

The modern mapping shows the building, which appears to still be wholly functioning, although the aerial photographs suggests otherwise.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (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.
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital).
SDV359717Aerial Photograph: GetMapping PLC. 2015. 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution). 2015 Aerial Photograph. 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: #113504 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6413Part of: North-east farmstead at Hexworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2018 4:24PM