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HER Number:MDV30012
Name:Hornet's Castle, Sherwell, Widecombe

Summary

House. Early or mid 19th century with lean-to addition on south-west side. Granite rubble with hipped, thatched roof; lean-to slated. Against the north-east wall is a large granite chimneystack. Original house appears to be one room wide and two rooms deep. Two storeys.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 748
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/457
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1865 AD (Between))

Full description

French, H., Comment regarding Hornet's Castle, Widecome (Personal Comment). SDV329926.

French refers to Hornet's Castle as Horner's Castle and according to the owner there was a family called Horner who used to live there.


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

Field no 2267 house and garden. Sherrill Estate.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol IV, 689 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Visited 8/6/1979. Hornet's Castle is the modern name and rebuilt by present owner over 30 years ago. Lean-to annex reroofed in slate, under the instruction of the Dartmoor National Park Authority. Rest of roof is of thatch. Old ruined barn behind the house, 12 paces long and 5 1/2 paces wide.


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

Depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1260337 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

WIDECOMBE-IN- SX 67 SE THE-MOOR 5/176 Hornets Castle -GV II
House. Early or mid C19 with lean-to addition on south-west side. Granite rubble with hipped, thatched roof; lean-to slated. Against the north-east wall is a large granite chimneystack. Original house appears to be 1 room wide and 2 rooms deep. 2 storeys. In each gable wall are 2 pointed-arched windows (1 to each storey) with well-cut voussoirs; C19 wood casements. South-east end of lean-to has C20 door to right and 2-light wood-mullioned window to left. Above, in the second storey, is a blocked window with pointed arch, similar to those in the main house.
Listing NGR: SX6793574879

Sources / Further Reading

SDV329926Personal Comment: French, H.. Comment regarding Hornet's Castle, Widecome. Not Applicable.
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, 689.
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: #86703 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1260337.

Associated Monuments

MDV113114Part of: Hornets Castle Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30005Related to: Outbuilding 20 metres north-east of Sherwell Farmhouse, 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 12:00PM