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HER Number:MDV134384
Name:Rackfield Cottage, Chagford


Cottage dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence. Depicted on the 1840s Tithe Map as part of a large range along the northern side of the Rack Field. Only this north-western L-shaped corner of the original building remains.


Grid Reference:SX 698 877
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKERS COTTAGE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD (Between) to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Plot 315 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The Tithe Map shows a large plot here: 315 on the apportionment 'Rack field and buildings', which is one of the sites owned as part of the Town and Mill Estates. The buildings consist of one very long, narrow building (117 metres in length) with a short wing projecting south at the north-western end, creating an L-shape. This lies in the north-western corner of the plot. Another building is depicted at the south-eastern end of the plot (MDV134383).

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

Rackfield Cottage is depicted on the late 19th century historic map; an L-shaped building at the corner of the plot is all that now remains of the industrial building depicted on the Tithe Map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Largely unchanged from the late 19th century historic map.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

'Huish' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. Plot 315.
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #141419 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV114205Related to: 30-36 Mill Street and 3 Kingswood, Chagford (Building)
MDV134383Related to: Baileys Hey and North Hey, Chagford (Building)
MDV114181Related to: Chagford town leats (Monument)
MDV33261Related to: Moorlands Hotel (the old Town Mill), Chagford (Building)
MDV114204Related to: Rack field and buildings, Chagford (Monument)
MDV134386Related to: Tregare, Mill Street, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 10 2023 11:38AM