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HER Number:MDV23736
Name:Townstal Farm House, Dartmouth


Former farmhouse, now a guesthouse, 17th century or earlier core, but much altered in the 19th and 20th century, with 20th century extensions.


Grid Reference:SX 869 515
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/188
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387377

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVII to XX - 1601 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Dartmouth, 42 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV155627.

Townstal Farmhouse, Townstal Road. 17th century with additions, L-shaped 2 storey, stone, limewashed, slate roof. Central porch entrance and 4 sash windows, with exposed frames and glazing bars, at first floor, north. Massive shouldered projecting chimney, east.

Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth STW (Old Mill Scheme), 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV341209.

Ordnance Survey, 2008, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV340009.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Former farmhouse, now a guesthouse. 17th century or earlier core, much altered in the 19th and 20th century, with 20th century extensions. Painted stone rubble; stone rubble end and rear lateral stacks have chimneyshafts with plastered brick tops; asbestos slate roof, probably thatch originally. Plan: L-plan includes 3-room and-through-passage plan to main block; former service wing projects forward at right-angles from the left (inner room) end; integral outshut to rear right. Exterior: 2 storeys; late 18th/early 19th century regular 4-window front. Front doorway a little right of centre (with straight join immediately left) contains a top-glazed 6-panel door behind a gabled stone porch with round-headed outer arch. Flanking windows have low segmental brick arches over pairs of 12-pane sashes and, to left, a 16-pane sash. First-floor 12-pane sashes. Plain eaves to gable ended roof. Gabled front block contains a 20th century door in an older frame under a 20th century hood next to the main block. Its windows are casements with glazing bars except for the two 12-pane sashes in the outer side wall. Rear 20th century extensions. Interior: Much altered. No early carpentry is exposed. Fireplaces have been exposed and mended, the most complete are those in the 2 right-hand rooms, both with side ovens. Roof not inspected.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155627List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 42.
SDV340009Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2008. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84193 ]
SDV341209Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth STW (Old Mill Scheme). Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.27. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV23737Related to: Longbow Barns, College Way, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2013 12:02PM