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HER Number:MDV125257
Name:Foxhole, Murchington


House dates to at least the late 18th/early 19th century, based on the cartographic evidence, but may have older origins. Depicted on the Tithe Map, closely associated with the barn building to the south-east, this building may have originally combined dwelling with a farm building at the western end.


Grid Reference:SX 686 882
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the Tithe Map; part of plot 75 ('House, courtlage etc.'), part of the Murchington Swines Chagford and South Coombe estate. Owned by William Sawdye, occupied by Richard Gidley. Building (possible dwelling?) is shown as a roughly L-shaped structure on an almost east-west alignment, with central porch structure on the southern face. Associated with another building close by; possible barn?

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the building largely unaltered, but there is the indication of a horse engine house on the western face of the wing extending southwards at the west end of the main building (this is also shown on the early 20th century Ordnance Survey mapping, but not on later versions).

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Murchington Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 16 (Report - Assessment). SDV359512.

Marked as historic building with modern alterations.

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

'Foxhole' 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).
SDV359512Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. Murchington Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 16.
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: #116513 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV125259Related to: Moorstone Barn, Murchington (Building)
MDV33254Related to: Murchington Farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2019 2:50PM