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HER Number:MDV125260
Name:Springwood and Woodlands House, Murchington


House dates in part to at least the late 18th/early 19th century, based on the cartographic evidence, but may have older origins. Depicted on the Tithe Map, this dwelling appears to have been substantially altered by the later 19th or early 20th century, but may retain older, perhaps original fabric from the earlier building.


Grid Reference:SX 687 882
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.

House is depicted here on the Tithe Map; part of plot 737 ('House and garden'), owned by Henry May, occupied by Edward May. The building is shown as a roughly rectangular structure on an almost east-west alignment, with three projecting wings on the northern face.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the building has been extensively altered / extended and may have been divided around this time for multiple occupancy; possible five separate dwelling spaces now indicated.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Murchington Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 15-16, Fig 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV359512.

Marked as historic building with modern alterations.

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

The modern mapping shows two properties here; 'Woodlands House and Springwood'?

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. 15-16, Fig 5.
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: #116515 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV33252Related to: Barn north-east of St Olaves' Cottage, Murchington (Building)
MDV114792Related to: Little Mead, Murchington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2019 2:55PM