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HER Number:MDV23649
Name:Dartmouth Castle Tearooms

Summary

Castle Tearooms a small 19th century stone castellated building close to Dartmouth Castle

Location

Grid Reference:SX 886 502
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.PETROX

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/101
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387136

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Dartmouth, 10 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV155627.

Castle Cottage, Castle Estate. Small stone castellated building dated 1865, now used as cottage and tea house.


Department of National Heritage, 1994, Dartmouth (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV157498.

Castle Tearooms formerly listed as Castle Cottage at the mouth of the River Dart close to Dartmouth Castle. Cottage and lookout tower, now tearooms. Dated 1856, mid 20th century extension. Painted stone rubble, flat roof. Plan: Small one-room plan cottage with lookout tower to south. Exterior: 2 storeys. Built in a castellated style. 20th century extension in front of original doorway which has been widened to accommodate the tea rooms. No windows this side. Other windows relatively small openings and now contain 20th century casements with glazing bars, except on the lookout tower which has a segmental arch over a sash without glazing bars. Castellated parapet projects on a corbel course which steps up to a higher level on the southern side where the lookout tower rises in the same style to its own embattled parapet. Other details: LBS No 387136.


Horner, B., 1996, DAP/AAX, 30 (Aerial Photograph). SDV320375.


Department of National Heritage, 1996, Dartmouth Castle, No 24234 (Schedule Document). SDV320377.

The Tea Rooms and the 19th century lighthouse are excluded from the scheduled area at Dartmouth Castle although the ground beneath them is included.


Batty, M., 2003, South Devon Coast Path Project: a study of the archaeology along the coast path in the South Hams from Staddon Heights to Sharkham Point, 83 (Un-published). SDV336214.


Young, G. M., 2004, Dartmouth Castle: Phase 2 Condition Survey Works. Archaeological Watching Brief and Recording, 1 (Report - Survey). SDV320380.

The tower to the south of the café was built as a lighthouse in 1856.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155627List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 10.
SDV157498List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1994. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV320375Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1996. DAP/AAX. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 30.
SDV320377Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1996. Dartmouth Castle. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled. No 24234.
SDV320380Report - Survey: Young, G. M.. 2004. Dartmouth Castle: Phase 2 Condition Survey Works. Archaeological Watching Brief and Recording. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.38. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV336214Un-published: Batty, M.. 2003. South Devon Coast Path Project: a study of the archaeology along the coast path in the South Hams from Staddon Heights to Sharkham Point. Mixed Archive Material. 83.

Associated Monuments

MDV19561Related to: Dartmouth Castle or Hawley's Fortalice (Building)
MDV8519Related to: Dartmouth Castle (Building)
MDV55300Related to: Old Battery, Dartmouth Castle (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 12 2009 9:16AM