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HER Number:MDV29784
Name:Dockwell farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor


Dockwell farmhouse, early or mid 19th century two storey house, granite rubble construction with slated roof. Outbuilding roofed with corrugated iron. Porch with granite columns in centre similar to those at Uphill and Ponsworthy House.


Grid Reference:SX 702 755
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/320
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 440602

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1875 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Dockwell, field no 1336, court, houses etc shown on Tithe Map.

French, H., 1963, Field Names in Widecombe in the Moor, 159 (Article in Serial). SDV340274.

Other details: H. French listed in source details?.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 214 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Site visited 13/7/1979. An old longhouse with 18th century additions, similar pillared porches found at Uphill and Ponsworthy House. Keyed granite arches in the front of the house. Opposite the house is an ancient granite-built shippon which was formerly thatched, with a loft over; in the 1950s the walls were apparently lowered and a new roof put on. Other details: Vol II.

Devon County Council, 1990, PU, 1-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV293395.

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

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

Farmhouse and outbuilding. Early or mid 19th century. Granite rubble. House has slated roof; outbuilding covered with corrugated iron. House has stone stack with thatch weatherings on right-hand gable; another on ridge, almost at left-hand gable. Double-depth plan to house; rear section under catslide roof. Two storeys. House has 3-window symmetrical front; sash windows. Porch with granite columns in centre; hood replaced. 6-panel door, the two lowest panels flush. Outbuilding has two doorways with flat arches having roughly-shaped granite voussoirs. Row of pigeon- holes under eaves. Two ventilation slits, and others in right-hand gable-wall (description 1986). Other details: LB UID: 440602.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV293395Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1990. PU. Devon Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1-6.
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. 214.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV340274Article in Serial: French, H.. 1963. Field Names in Widecombe in the Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 95. A5 Hardback. 159.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86597 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV77001Part of: Dockwell farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV29804Related to: Site of old barn, Dockwell Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2016 11:26AM