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HER Number:MDV19149
Name:Longhouse, Higher Godsworthy


Post-medieval longhouse at Higher Godsworthy highlighted as a Grade III listed building in the late 1970s when it was in a derelict state. In later 20th century appears to have been incorporated in a large agricultural building; unclear whether any original material remains.


Grid Reference:SX 530 772
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/113

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Dwelling depicted on the Tithe Map.

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

Late 19th century historic map matches the Tithe Map, but a porch has been added to the front and some sort of extension / lean to at the back (east face) of the dwelling.

Worth, R. H., 1934 - 1938, The Dartmoor House, 26-27 (Article in Serial). SDV162908.

Higher Godsworthy. Post-medieval longhouse. Porch leads in to passage with doors in to kitchen and shippen. Door to kitchen blocked and separate porch built.

Department of Environment, 1960, Tavistock RD Provisional List, 19 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV220567.

Early 17th century outbuilding at Godsworthy. Listed Grade III. Rubble with galvanised roof. Lean-to granite porch. Stone stair in projecting turret.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1978, Dartmoor Grade III listed buildings - Peter Tavy, 3 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV357156.

Outbuilding at Higher Godsworthy. Formerly a farmhouse of local primitive type. Rubble with galvanised iron roof. Wood casements and stone mullioned windows. Two storeys. Stone stair in projecting turret. Early 17th century? Derelict condition.
Two photographs included showing the western face of the building, with porch and iron roof.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162908Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1934 - 1938. The Dartmoor House. Transactions of the Torquay Natural History Society. 7. Unknown. 26-27.
SDV220567List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Tavistock RD Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 19.
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.
SDV357156List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1978. Dartmoor Grade III listed buildings - Peter Tavy. Digital. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV108106Part of: South Godsworthy farm (now Higher Godsworthy), Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 10:35AM