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HER Number:MDV29214
Name:Higher Headborough Farmhouse, Ashburton


Farmhouse at Higher Headborough constructed in at least the early 16th century, with later alterations. Associated with surrounding farm buildings.


Grid Reference:SX 749 703
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/107
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 376068

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XV to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Farmhouse depicted on the Tithe Map of 1840, with the associated granary and barn existing today and the non-listed structure south of the granary.

Jones, S. R., 1971, Devonshire Farmhouses. Part III. Moorland and Non-Moorland Long-Houses, 73-74 (Article in Serial). SDV338987.

Higher Headborough Farm. Sidewall chimney stack, adjoining a two-storey porch.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Early 16th century or earlier farmhouse with later addition; stone rubble, partly painted. Half-hipped slated roof with a large rendered chimney on the front wall. Two storey building, four windows wide with one window in wing projecting to left. Two storeyed porch off-centre to the right; inner plank door in early 16th century chamfered round-headed door frame. Two-paned sash windows to right of porch, wood casements with two panes per light to left. Other details: Listed building number: 376068.

Chapman, S., 2013, Higher Headborough: Statement of Historical Significance, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV352052.

Higher Headborough is a farmstead with a house, barn, linhay and granary all of which are Grade II Listed. The house was built in the early 16th century with later additions. The Medieval farmhouse with a front lateral stack and projecting front bay show this was a building of status.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338987Article in Serial: Jones, S. R.. 1971. Devonshire Farmhouses. Part III. Moorland and Non-Moorland Long-Houses. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 103. A5 Paperback. 73-74.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86429 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV352052Report - Assessment: Chapman, S.. 2013. Higher Headborough: Statement of Historical Significance. Evolve Business Consultancy Ltd. A4 Spiral Bound. 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV77080Part of: Higher Headborough, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV23312Related to: Barn at Higher Headborough Farm, Ashburton (Building)
MDV80005Related to: Granary, Higher Headborough Farm, Ashburton (Building)
MDV90468Related to: Linhay 20 metres north-west of Higher Headborough Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2014 2:32PM