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HER Number:MDV30093
Name:Bridge View cottage, Ponsworthy


One of the Linchaford Cottages, said to be the oldest of the group. May have been a smithy in the early 20th century.


Grid Reference:SX 702 740
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/240

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map dated 1843. Field no 1065 on Apportionment; 'Garden and house'.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V, 918 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(6/7/1979) According to the owner of the house next door, this cottage was built in one day. It is the oldest of the Linchaford buildings.

Richards, A. F., 2014, Linchaford cottage, Ponsworthy (Personal Comment). SDV292255.

The HER record states that this building is depicted as a smithy on the 1906 historic map. This could not be verified on the version of the mapping that is used at Dartmoor National Park Authority.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV292255Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2014. Linchaford cottage, Ponsworthy. 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 V, 918.
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: #86755 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV106392Related to: Linchaford Cottage, Ponsworthy (Building)
MDV30094Related to: Linchaford, Ponsworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2014 3:01PM