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HER Number:MDV30005
Name:Outbuilding 20 metres north-east of Sherwell Farmhouse, Widecombe

Summary

Outbuilding, formerly a longhouse. Possibly medieval, extended on the north-west in C18 or C19, and on south-east in C20; lean-to at rear C19, extended in C20. Granite rubble. Roof, hipped at north-west end, covered with corrugated iron.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 749
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/462/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • OUTBUILDING (XVII to XIX - 1700 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Yard, barn and plantation. Field no 2262 (apportionment).


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol IV, 719 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Visited 28/9/1979. The barn has a tumbled down porch constructed from granite slabs. There are the remains of what looks like a central passage, cobbled with a wall across the higher side. No trace of hearthstone. Lower side from porch to original end wall measures 8 paces, which is very long for a shippon section of a longhouse. It faces south-west which would bring it into line with the deserted longhouse now barn at Rowbrook.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1260196 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

WIDECOMBE-IN- SX 67 SE THE-MOOR 5/204 Outbuilding about 20 metres - north-east of Sherwell Farmhouse-GV II*
Outbuilding, formerly a longhouse. Possibly medieval, extended on the north-west in C18 or C19, and on south-east in C20; lean-to at rear C19, extended in C20. Granite rubble. Roof, hipped at north-west end, covered with corrugated iron. Plan consists of a single room to right (with no sign of a fireplace); shippon to left with opposing front and back doors next to the former house-part. 1 storey with loft. Front door has porch consisting of 2 large slabs of granite with a third slab for a roof; the left side-piece stands on a rough boulder and both side-pieces have smaller stones at the top, presumably designed to provide a level base for the roof. To right of this porch is another door with a wood lintel, probably a later insertion, and to right of that is an old slit window. To the left of the porch are 2 small windows, larger than the slit. The extension to left has a pair of large double doors. To left of these, just below the eaves, are 6 pigeon holes. Interior: Loft floor-beams and roof are C20. The shippon has a drain down the centre, roughly made and of uncertain age.
Listing NGR: SX6789974919

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 IV, 719.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86699 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1260196.

Associated Monuments

MDV30008Part of: Sherwell Farm, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30012Related to: Hornet's Castle, Sherwell, Widecombe (Building)
MDV30006Related to: Sherwell farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV30011Related to: Site of a second house at Hornet's Castle, Widecombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2015 11:38AM