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HER Number:MDV13330
Name:Dockwell farmhouse, South Brent

Summary

Farmhouse and adjoining shippon (late 15th or early 16th century), remodelled in circa early 17th century. Whitewashed rendered stone rubble. Bitumenised scantle slate roof with gabled and hipped ends. Built on marginal land on the end of Dartmoor. Dockwell Farmhouse is an interesting example of an evolved house which possibly originated as a longhouse.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 698 637
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/197
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XV to XVI - 1475 AD to 1535 AD (Between))

Full description

Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.

Farmhouse, Dockwell. Extant. 17th century? Date of site - 13th century or earlier.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1308445 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

5/60 Dockwell Farmhouse including shippon adjoining north - east- II
Farmhouse and adjoining shippon. Circa late C15 or early C16, remodelled in circa early C17. Whitewashed rendered stone rubble. Bitumenised scantle slate roof with gabled and hipped ends. Three rooms and through or-cross passage plan with axial hall stack backing on to passage, and formerly with stairs at either end of hall at rear. Solid wall between inner room and hall. Circa C17 gabled bay at front to enlarge hall. Probably originally shippon at lower end reduced and rebuilt as kitchen. Circa early C19 shippon added to higher end. The top stone treads of newel stairs at either end of hall are visible on rear wall and this suggests that it was originally an open hall with storeyed ends, and the stack and hall flooring a later alteration. Part of rear wall of kitchen rebuilt but straight joint suggests a rear doorway to through passage originally, but now blocked. Two storey, having four window range. Small C20 casements with glazing bars. Gabled two-storey projection to hall to right of centre with unmoulded dripstone over windows. Doorway to left of centre to through passage with open-fronted stone porch with lean-to spurried slate roof. Adjoining right higher end, early C19 shippen. Stone rubble with hipped corrugated iron roof. Interior: Axial hall fireplace has granite block jambs and new granite lintel and oven. Hall ceiling is plastered. Through or cross passage screen to kitchen removed and kitchen fireplace blocked. Built on marginal land on the end of Dartmoor. Dockwell Farmhouse is an interesting example of an evolved house which possibly originated as a longhouse. Gisperdown Farmhouse, South Brent has a similarly evolved plan.
Listing NGR: SX6984763774

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80874 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1308445.

Associated Monuments

MDV113224Part of: Dockwell Farmstead, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13277Related to: Probable enclosure at Dockwell Farm, South Brent (Monument)
MDV113135Related to: Reddacleave Farmstead, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2015 1:18PM