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HER Number:MDV14225
Name:Dunnabridge farmhouse


The original farmhouse at Dunnabridge is now in use as a farm. Thought to be late-medieval in date, it may have origins as a longhouse.


Grid Reference:SX 642 742
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SW 82
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/98
  • Pastscape: 909780

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, XV to Post Medieval - 1401 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • BARN (Altered, XIX to XX - 1889 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Dunnabridge' is depicted on the Tithe Map, with two main buildings, both L-shaped in the centre of the farm, with smaller associated structures to north, east and west.

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

Largely similar map depiction to the Tithe Map, although the buildings are shown to be more spaced; or the building on the western side of the farm is a replacement for one of the L-shaped buildings.

Burnard, R., 1893, Dartmoor Pictorial Records, III, page 2, plate (Article in Serial). SDV350411.

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

Early 20th century historic map shows the new farmhouse (square building), so presumably after this time the original dwelling was converted for use as a barn.

Fox, A., 1969, Swincombe Survey, 20 (Report - Survey). SDV250998.

Dunnabridge Farm. The old farmhouse lies between the present farmhouse and byre. It is built of massive granite slabs, and has original fireplace. Late Medieval or Tudor. Well-illustrated in Burnard (1893). In the farmyard is a so-called 'tinners' table' - a thin granite slab of no particular interest.

Gill, C. (ed.), 1970, Dartmoor: a New Study, 150 (Monograph). SDV161800.

Dunnabridge is first mentioned in 1305 when rent was payable from "3 ferlings of land" containing 96 acres "at Donnebruge".

Gawne, E., 1970, Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor, 52-55, figure 3 (Article in Serial). SDV238056.

The farm is first mentioned in documentary sources in 1305, the Medieval and later holdings of the farm are examined.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Building is depicted on the modern mapping.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

SX 64227427. The remains of a former dwelling are preserved within the structure of a barn located immediately east of the present farmhouse. The south-east wall contains the fine fireplace and chimney of a building which may not have been of longhouse design; there is no evidence for a shippon or through-passage. A mullion, and a granite window head with two semi-circular openings, are incorporated into the south-east wall of a lean-to. The buildings abutting at the south-west and south-east seem to be of later date (citing Probert, S. A. J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 15/06/1988).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161800Monograph: Gill, C. (ed.). 1970. Dartmoor: a New Study. Dartmoor: a New Study. Hardback Volume. 150.
SDV238056Article in Serial: Gawne, E.. 1970. Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 102. A5 Hardback. 52-55, figure 3.
SDV250998Report - Survey: Fox, A.. 1969. Swincombe Survey. Unknown. 20.
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).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350411Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1893. Dartmoor Pictorial Records. Dartmoor Pictorial Records. 3. Unknown. III, page 2, plate.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81181 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV77445Part of: Dunnabridge Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV116774Related to: Barn to the west of farmhouse, Dunnabridge (Building)
MDV116775Related to: Former farmhouse at Dunnabridge (Building)
MDV116776Related to: Modern farmhouse at Dunnabridge (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 4 2016 11:49AM