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HER Number:MDV29041
Name:Blissmoor, Manaton


Blissmoor shown on 19th century maps is said to have been a mine captain's house. The Tithe Map shows an earlier building with a different orientation. Blissmore was mentioned in the 17th century.


Grid Reference:SX 737 806
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/195

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV36010.

Blissmoor shown on modern mapping as three adjoining buildings forming a large almost L-shaped structure with three small separate buildings to the north.

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

Small rectangular building shown on 19th century Tithe Map oriented north-east to south-west to the south of the later building. The building is surrounded by four or five small enclosures. The Apportionment for 'Cripdon', a farm to the north-west, lists Field Number 618 as 'House and Garden'.

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

Blissmoor shown on 19th century map as a large L-shaped building on the west side of an irregular shaped yard with a small rectangular building to the north-east and a small square building to the east.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 483 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Blissmoor is mentioned as 'Blissmore' in 1622.

Gawne, E., 1986, Blissmoor (Correspondence). SDV285030.

Blissmoor is said to have been a mine captain's house.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Blissmoor (Un-published). SDV352501.

Blissmoor farm was a mine captain's house.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV285030Correspondence: Gawne, E.. 1986. Blissmoor.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86342 ]
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 483.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Blissmoor.
SDV36010Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV8785Related to: Cripdon Farm, Manaton (Monument)
MDV106176Related to: Farm Building 77 metres north-west of Blissmoor, Manaton (Building)
MDV29040Related to: Open Works adjacent to Blissmoor House, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 11:00AM