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HER Number:MDV2985
Name:Cheston farmhouse, Ugborough


Farmhouse is at least 500 years old, although was fully refurbished in 2012 and may not retain any original features.


Grid Reference:SX 681 585
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/87

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Cheston is shown on the Tithe Map; 2008 on the Ugborough apportionment ('Cheston House and Offices', owned by Lady Carew, occupied by John Crocker). Dwelling is an east-west aligned rectangular building at the north-east side of the farm.

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

The later 19th century historic map shows the developed farm and the dwelling also appears to have been altered/extended by this time.

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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.

Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975 - 1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist, Undated (Worksheet). SDV161354.

Cheston, farmhouse. Outbuildings. (no other information included).

Unknown, 2018, Cheston Farm Riding Holidays (Website). SDV361823.

According to the website information, the accommodation provided is in the 500 year old farmhouse, fully renovated in 2012. Images from the site show the farmhouse, which does not appear to have retained any original windows and the only obvious internal features retained are some exposed wall surfaces.

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

Modern mapping shows the house at Cheston, currently (2018) also providing Bed and Breakfast services, as part of the 'Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre'. House appears to have been totally refurbished (see website source) and may not have retained any original fabric.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161354Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975 - 1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital. Undated.
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).
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: #86626 ]
SDV361823Website: Unknown. 2018. Cheston Farm Riding Holidays. http://www.ridingholidaysdevon.co.uk/accommodation.html. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV78111Part of: Cheston farmstead, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 12 2018 11:01AM