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HER Number:MDV125259
Name:Moorstone Barn, Murchington


Building 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 dwelling to the north-west, this building was originally a farm building but converted into a dwelling sometime after 2011.


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

  • OUTBUILDING (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 barn?) is shown as a rectangular structure aligned almost north-south, close to the 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 rectangular building apparently unaltered from the earlier Tithe Map depiction.

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

The Royal Air Force aerial photograph shows there is now an extension wing added to the barn at the northern end, creating an inverted L-shaped building.

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

Marked as historic building with modern alterations.

Throwleigh Parish Council, 2011, Throwleigh Parish Council meeting minutes (Planning Application). SDV362847.

The parish council approved plans on 07/11/2011 to convert the outbuilding into habitable space.

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

'Moorstone Barn' is depicted on the modern mapping. L-shaped building, directly to the south-east of 'Foxhole'.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
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: #116514 ]
SDV362847Planning Application: Throwleigh Parish Council. 2011. Throwleigh Parish Council meeting minutes. Dartmoor National Park Planning Authority. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV125257Related to: Foxhole, Murchington (Building)
MDV33254Related to: Murchington Farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2019 2:50PM