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HER Number:MDV128958
Name:Ruined pound house, Hawson


Pound house with water wheel pit and drive gear pit recorded at Hawsons during the Historic Farmsteads survey in 1994. Building was ruined by this time. Fed by a leat from Holy Brooik below Langaford Bridge.


Grid Reference:SX 709 685
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, XIX - 1840 AD to 1899 AD (Between))
  • CIDER HOUSE (Constructed, XIX to Late 20th Century - 1850 AD to 1988 AD (Between))
  • WHEEL PIT (Constructed, XIX to Late 20th Century - 1850 AD to 1988 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The Tithe Map shows a square end to the farm building at the centre of Hawsons Farm thought to be the pound house. Shown as part of the farm building aligned south-west by north-east; the pound house forms the north-eastern end of this building.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows this building as a rectangular structure at the north-eastern end of the central building. Appears larger than shown on the Tithe Map, so may have been extended.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997, 12/11/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Ruined pound pictured, along with the remains of the wheel pit and drive gear pit.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Course of the leat is depicted on the modern mapping, as well as the site of the water wheel pit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped features: #127074 Pound house depicted on the historic map; ruins can be seen on recent (2015) Aps, ]
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material. 12/11/1994.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped features: #127075 ; #127076 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV78046Part of: Hawson farmstead, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV110024Related to: Weir on Holy Brook below Langaford Bridge, (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 12 2020 3:28PM