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HER Number:MDV20717
Name:Building west of Wapsworthy Bridge, Peter Tavy

Summary

Ruined building; was possibly once a dwelling house. No fireplace and the standard of building is poor. Remains of ancient walls can be found nearby within the modern enclosures. Not shown on the early 20th century historic maps.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 536 803
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of ruined building with possible medieval origins west of Wapsworthy Bridge, Peter Tavy

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/108
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map, 80 metres wets if the Wapsworthy Bridge. Map object based on this source.


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

Not depicted on the early 20th century historic map.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, Visited: 16/4/1968, 147 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Building west of Wapsworthy Bridge. A small building; possibly a dwelling house. No fireplace. The west wall has been almost doubled in thickness. The building skill generally, however is poor and it is remarkable that the east corner still stands to a height of 6 - 7 feet (1.83 - 2.13 metres). Remains of ancient walls can be found nearby within the modern enclosures.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

South-western end of the ruined building is depicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. Visited: 16/4/1968, 147.
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).
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12856Related to: Ruined longhouse at Wapsworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 24 2019 9:15AM