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HER Number:MDV30039
Name:Folly 100 metres south-west of Scobitor, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Folly. Believed to date from 1868. Granite rubble with saucer-shaped, cement- rendered roof. Short round tower, possibly now reduced in height, standing on a natural outcrop of rock. It has a doorway and 5 windows of different sizes; 2 of the windows retain the remnants of wooden frames.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 723 750
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/283
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOLLY (XIX - 1868 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Field no 843, Barns Park Scobiter.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol IV, 677 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Visited 6/7/1979. Grass, next to barn. Round granite 'pillbox' structure built on the rocks. It had a central granite pillar with 9 granite beams supporting the roof. There are five windows of differing sizes and one door facing south. The internal diameter is 3.6 metres and the height of the structure to the beams was about 2.0 metres high. The structure commands a good view of the widecombe valley.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Depicted on the modern map.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

WIDECOMBE-IN- SX 77 SW THE-MOOR 6/164 Folly about 115 metres west of Scobitor Farmhouse (formerly listed 23.8.55 as Tower at Scobitor) - II
Folly. Believed to date from 1868. Granite rubble with saucer-shaped, cement- rendered roof. Short round tower, possibly now reduced in height, standing on a natural outcrop of rock. It has a doorway and 5 windows of different sizes; 2 of the windows retain the remnants of wooden frames. Interior has a thick, round stone pillar in the centre, from which radiate heavy granite lintels carrying a granite roof. Source: information from the owners of the house, based on 1929 sale catalogue.
Listing NGR: SX7234575003

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, 677.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86723 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30049Related to: Scobitor Farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV113112Related to: Scobitor Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2015 10:05AM