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HER Number:MDV124597
Name:Lower Yeo Cottage, Lustleigh


No longer extant, this cottage is shown on the 19th century historic maps and survived the construction of the nearby railway, (which clearly necessitated the demolition of other local dwellings) but appears to have fallen derelict at some point in the later 20th century. Ruined remains appear to have survived. Condition recorded in 2012.


Grid Reference:SX 792 799
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Cottage is shown on the Tithe Map (number unclear). At least two other dwellings are also shown close by to the north-east, but these were apparently demolished to make way for the railway (MDV8054).

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the dwelling, apparently unchanged from the Tithe Map depiction. Marked as 'Lower Yeo Cottage'.

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

Early 20th century historic map shows building (subdivided?). Marked as 'Yeo Cottages'.

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

Aerial image of the site appears to show the cottage(s) still roofed at this time.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

By the time of this aerial image, the dwelling is no longer roofed.

Natural England Volunteers, 2009-2015, Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey, LA3 (Worksheet). SDV350591.

Recorded 02/03/2012. Remains of Yeo Cottage recorded at SX 79255 79987. Two chimneys, brick and stone building remaining. Two stories, second story possibly added later and is composed mainly of brick. Features of interest: windows with oak lintel, the downstairs window 0.6 metres, upstairs window 0.2 metres. Large central fireplace. Slot under window for larder. Four bedrooms. Sketched and photographed.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Modern map shows the site of the ruins, marked as 'Yeo Cottages'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV350591Worksheet: Natural England Volunteers. 2009-2015. Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey. Natural England Archaeological Survey. Worksheet. LA3.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114945 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8054Related to: Dartmoor Section of the Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway (Monument)
MDV102888Related to: Sheepwash on Wray Brook to the north of Yeo Cottages, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV102887Related to: Weir on Wray Brook to west of Pullabrook halt (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6071 - East Devon Natural Nature Reserve and surrounds Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 21 2019 4:30PM