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HER Number:MDV29755
Name:Lower Cator Farmhouse, Widecombe


17th century farmhouse (the eastern end is now a separate house). Constructed from granite rubble, roughcast at the western end, slated roof.


Grid Reference:SX 688 763
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/271
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Lower Cator, (field no 1475; garden and house) depicted on the Tithe Map.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol I, 136 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Visisted 24/7/1979. The house has been split into two. A generator to provide electricity has been installed. A new covered yard has been erected across the road. A leat with running water runs through the garden.

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

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England, 1241902 (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

WIDECOMBE-IN- SX 67 NE THE-MOOR 1/188 Lower Cator Farmhouse -- II
Farmhouse; right-hand end now a separate house. Probably C17. Granite rubble, roughcast at left-hand end. Slated roof. Paired chimneystacks on centre of ridge and another on each gable, fifth stack just behind rubble at right-hand end. Each half of house has 2-room plan with centre doorway; rear wing at right-hand end. 2 storeys. 5 window front; casements with glazing bars. Right-hand section has pent- roofed entrance-porch. Left-hand section has glazed lean-to to left. Interior has few features visible in ground storey. Right-hand section has gable- fireplaces with plain granite lintels.
Listing NGR: SX6881976327

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, 136.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1241902.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86586 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV113028Part of: Lower Cator Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV6039Related to: Footbridge, Lower Cator Farm (Monument)
MDV29757Related to: Longhouse farm, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2015 10:01AM