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HER Number:MDV14437
Name:Lower Gooseford Farm, South Tawton


Depicted on the historic maps as East gooseford farm but has also been referred to as West Gooseford. Complex of farm buildings at present farm.


Grid Reference:SX 675 917
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/75
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=4/12/1981 (greeves) the owner says that the building, now used as a farm building, at sx67579172, used to be a dwelling house and has a stone slab in it dated 1641 (worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252616.

West gooseford farm. Complex of farm buildings at present farm.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252620.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252621.

Lega-weekes, e. /tda/33(1901)339-468/the neighbours of north wyke, part 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252622.

Doe/hhr:south tawton/(4/3/1988)105.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252623.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/2002)/mpp alternative action report.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV327067.

Cowhouse approx 3m east of gooseford farmhouse. Formerly a farmhouse. Dated 1641 and all features are consistent with this date, partly rebuilt when converted from a farmhouse to a cowhouse circa 1900. Granite stone rubble with large roughly-dressed quoins and sections of large coursed blocks of granite ashlar. Disused granite stack. Corrugated iron roof. Formerly a thatch roof. A 3 room plan house built across the hillslope facing south. Internally much altered. Irregular 3 window front, the windows are blocked. A plaque inscribed anno do 1641 flanked by labels inscribed ol has been reset high in the wall right of centre. Roof is hipped both ends. Interior has plain chamfered crossbeams (doe).

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 14.11.1995.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV252616Migrated Record:
SDV252620Migrated Record:
SDV252621Migrated Record:
SDV252622Migrated Record:
SDV252623Migrated Record:
SDV327067Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.

Associated Monuments

MDV94247Parent of: Cowhouse east of Gooseford farmhouse, South Tawton (Building)
MDV15316Related to: Manor of Gooseford, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV78102Related to: West Gooseford Farm, South Tawton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2018 3:24PM