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HER Number:MDV30052
Name:Pigsty at Sweaton farm, Widecombe

Summary

Early 19th century pigsty, one storey, formerly lofted. Interior has well-made housings for former loft floor-beams.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 700 736
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/97/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIGSTY (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Small, square structure shown on the Tithe Map; thought to be the pigsty.


Department of Environment, 1986, Widecombe in the Moor, 145 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289221.

Pigsty. Probably early 19th century. Granite rubble with slated roof. Small building about 7m long and 4m wide, probably divided into 2 compartments originally. One storey, formerly lofted. Ventilation slits. Granite feeding trough. Interior has well-made housings for former loft floor beams. Roof has 2 trusses apparently original, with principal rafters halved at the apex and nailed.


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

Shown on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

WIDECOMBE-IN-THE-MOOR PONSWORTHY SX 77 SW 6/250 Pigsty about 30 metres south- east of Sweaton Farmhouse - GV II
Pigsty. Probably early C19. Granite rubble with slated roof. Small building about 7 metres long and 4 metres wide, probably divided into 2 compartments originally.
1 storey, formerly lofted. East gable wall has ventilation slit with loft doorway above, the latter now boarded up. North wall has a small square opening with outer edge of a granite feeding trough as its base; iron hinges and catch for a door remain. To right of it is a ventilation slit. Another opening with feeding trough in west gable-wall. South wall has an altered doorway with some concrete block in the upper part; it seems originally to have consisted of a pair of doors flanked and divided by short granite posts.
Interior: has well-made housings for former loft floor-beams. Roof has 2 trusses, apparently original, with principal rafters halved at the apex and nailed; collars nailed to their faces.
Listing NGR: SX7006573630

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. 145.
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: #86731 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV30055Part of: Sweaton Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30054Related to: Barn at Sweaton, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV30053Related to: Shippon north-east of Sweaton farmhouse, Widecombe (Building)
MDV22101Related to: Sweaton Farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2018 4:24PM