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HER Number:MDV18822
Name:Warren House Inn, Postbridge

Summary

The Warren House Inn stands on the north side of the road between Postbridge and Moretonhampstead. The New House Inn which preceded it stood on the opposite side of the road. Built in 1845, the same year the New Inn was demolished, it was originally called the Moreton Inn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 674 809
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/161
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Warrenhouse Inn marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Burnard, R., 1905, The Pack-Horse on Dartmoor, 169 (Article in Serial). SDV265905.


Brown, T., 1961, Tales of a Dartmoor Village, 211-212 (Article in Serial). SDV238060.

The Warren House Inn stands on the north side of the road which runs between Postbridge and Moretonhampstead. The New House Inn which preceded it stood on the opposite side of the road.


Griffith, F. M., 1986, DAP/HP (Aerial Photograph). SDV304235.


Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 133-134 (Monograph). SDV359976.

Built in 1845, the Warren House Inn replaced the New Inn that stood on the opposite side of the road, demolished in the same year. This move meant the inn moved from common land to Duchy Land, and rent was therefore due. When first built, it was called the Moreton Inn and the name was changed later in the century, based on the nearby rabbit warrening businesses. It is the second highest inn in England and has a peat fire burning in the in public bar which is aid to have been kept burning for over 100 years.


Griffith, F. M., 20/01/1988, DAP/JR, 5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV245001.


Griffith, F. M. + Wilkes, E. M., 2011, In the Footsteps of Pioneering Women; Some Recent Work on Devon Hillforts, 93 (Article in Serial). SDV361500.

A discussion of the tenure of Dartmoor with reference to the Dartmoor reaves. Warren House Inn, Dartmeet.


Fleming, A., 2011, Interpreting the Dartmoor Reaves, 93 (Article in Serial). SDV361499.

A discussion of the tenure of Dartmoor with reference to the Dartmoor reaves. Warren House Inn, Dartmeet.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1961. Tales of a Dartmoor Village. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 93. Unknown. 211-212.
  • Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 20/01/1988. DAP/JR. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5.
  • Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1905. The Pack-Horse on Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 37. Unknown. 169.
  • Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1986. DAP/HP. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82349 ]
  • Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 133-134.
  • Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 2011. Interpreting the Dartmoor Reaves. British Archaeological Reports. 548. Paperback Volume. 93.
  • Article in Serial: Griffith, F. M. + Wilkes, E. M.. 2011. In the Footsteps of Pioneering Women; Some Recent Work on Devon Hillforts. British Archaeological Reports. 548. Paperback Volume. 93.

Associated Monuments

MDV20721Related to: The 'New Warren House', Headland Warren (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 3:57PM