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HER Number:MDV29754
Name:Higher Aish Cottages, Poundsgate

Summary

Pair of cottages, formerly a farmhouse. Mid to late C17, with additions at the rear. Stone walls covered with roughcast. Asbestos-slated roof, formerly thatched.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 705 720
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/205

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Higher ash, house shown on the Tithe map of 1843.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol i 5 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(Visited in June 1979) This house is now two cottages.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.


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

WIDECOMBE-IN- POUNDSGATE SX 77 SW THE-MOOR 6/254 Nos.1 and 2 Higher Aish Cottages-GV II
Pair of cottages, formerly a farmhouse. Mid to late C17, with additions at the rear. Stone walls covered with roughcast. Asbestos-slated roof, formerly thatched. Granite ashlar chimneystack on right-hand gable; rendered stack, with offsets and thatch weatherings, projecting from left-hand gable-wall. 2-room plan with remains of a shippon at right-hand end. 2 storeys. 2-window front; all windows have C20 metal casements. Panels of slate-hanging between upper and lower-storey windows; slates on right covered with cement, those on left apparently renewed. There appear to be similar, but smaller panels above the upper-storey windows. Gabled entrance- porch off-centre to left; this doorway may be a later insertion. In right-hand side-wall an old plank door; above it a wooden hood with hipped slated roof. To right the stone rear wall of former shippon survives, with doorway immediately adjoining the house. Interior: of No. 2 (to right) has chamfered upper-floor beam with scroll-stops. Ground-floor fireplace has jambs of squared granite blocks; lintel rebuilt in brick. Roof-trusses, extending over No. 1, appear to be original; heavy, well-made timbers with gouged carpenter's marks, collars pegged to face of principal rafters, the latter having slots for thatching spars on their backs. There is a stone wall between the cottages in the ground storey, but only a timber-framed wall in the upper storey and none at all in the roof-space. Interior of No. 1 not inspected. Source: information from Mrs F Wilkinson.
Listing NGR: SX7054272087

Sources / Further Reading

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 5.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86585 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV112865Part of: Higher Aish Farmstead, Poundsgate (Monument)
MDV29752Related to: Lower Aish Guest House, Poundsgate (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2015 2:12PM