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HER Number:MDV29750
Name:House at Bittleford known as Windwhistle


House probably dating to the late 19th century, reputedly by architect Sir Guy Dawber. Said to have originally been two cottages. Deeds go back to 1898. Recorded in 1979 as tile-hung and thatched, in good order.


Grid Reference:SX 706 748
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/210
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XIX - 1840 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Small house visible on the Tithe Map. Bittleford Tithe Map Apportionment lists Field Number 950 as 'House and Garden' (Bittleford estate).

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

'Bittleford Cottages' shown on the late 19th century historic map.

Linehan, C. D., 1962, A forgotten Manor at Widecombe in the Moor, 474 (Article in Serial). SDV288170.

Windwhistle is the site of the old house at Bittleford.

Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

'Windwhistle' is shown on the Ordnance Survey historic map (1964).

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol I, 26 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(6/7/1979) 'Windwhistle', modern name. According to the owner it is at least a hundred years old. It used to be two cottages. It is now tile-hung and thatched. In good order. Deeds go back to 1898.

Department of Environment, 1986, Widecombe in the Moor, 131 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289221.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1242231 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

WIDECOMBE-IN- SX 77 SW THE-MORE 6/220 Windwhistle - - II
House. Late C19 or very early C20, reputedly by Guy Dawber. Solid, slatehung walls. Thatched roof. Plan consists of a single range, 2 rooms deep. 2 storeys, with single-storey projection at either end. 2-window front to road, dominated by a massive, half-hipped dormer gable. Casement windows, irregularly placed, with glazing-bars. Round-arched granite doorway with three-quarter-round moulding to right.
Listing NGR: SX7067574879

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

House is depicted on the modern mapping as 'Windwhistle'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288170Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1962. A forgotten Manor at Widecombe in the Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 94. Unknown. 474.
SDV289221List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Widecombe in the Moor. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 131.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. Vol I, 26.
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1242231.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86583 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29749Related to: Bittleford Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 12 2018 10:20AM