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HER Number:MDV29794
Name:Glebe House, Widecombe-in-the-Moor


Glebe House in Widecombe-in-the-Moor built in the 19th century formerly a shop known as Ye Olde Glebe House and now a dwelling


Grid Reference:SX 718 767
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/308
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 442040

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1843, Widecombe in the Moor (Cartographic). SDV290272.

Field number 543 on the Tithe Map is described as 'Glebe' in the Apportionemnt.

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

Not shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Building shown on early 20th century map.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 302 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Site visited on 30th August 1979. Glebe farm is now a souvenir shop, called "Ye Olde Glebe House". It was built around 1537 and farmed until 1920. Other details: Volume II.

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

House and shop. Early 19th century. Granite rubble. Slated roof with large stack on each gable. L-shaped plan, the front range (now the shop) originally of two rooms. Two storeys. Symmetrical three-window front, the centre doorway and outer windows of second storey now blocked; other windows have casements with glazing-bars. Interior of shop has stone-flagged floor and large plain granite fireplace with oven in the back.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

'Glebe House' shown on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Glebe House in Widecombe was Listed on 23rd August 1955. Other details: LBS Number 442040.

Richards, A., 2012, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV349131.

Building now a private dwelling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV289221List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Widecombe in the Moor. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV290272Cartographic: Unknown. 1843. Widecombe in the Moor. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 302.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86601 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349131Personal Comment: Richards, A.. 2012.

Associated Monuments

MDV81296Related to: Cartshed at Glebe Farm, Widecombe (Monument)
MDV93178Related to: Lychgate and boundary wall, St Pancras Churchyard, Widecombe (Monument)
MDV114828Related to: Outbuildings adjoining Glebe Farm, Widecombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 11 2016 4:14PM