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HER Number:MDV3016
Name:Farmhouse at Lower Cheston, Ugborough


Lower Cheston, farmhouse (possibly longhouse) converted to modern house. Probably 18th century or earlier in origin. Many alterations.


Grid Reference:SX 682 583
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/104

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XV to XVIII - 1401 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farm is depicted on the Ugborough Tithe Map; part of the Cheston estate. 1946 on the apportionment; 'House, Yard and Offices', owned by Diptford Church Lands, occupied by William Dennis. The rectangular dwelling is aligned roughly south-west by north-east, and has an L-shaped farm building adjoining at the northern end.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Little Cheston' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map. The house appears unchanged from the Tithe Map depiction.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

No change. 'Little Cheston'.

Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975 - 1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist, Undated (Worksheet). SDV161354.

Lower Cheston, farmhouse converted to modern house. Situated on east side of lane leading to A38; west of the railway. A small 'long-house' type of farmhouse abutting onto the road. Two storeys; three windows in the upper storey, casement and close to eaves, suggesting a thatched roof. Centre doorway with slate-roofed open porch. One window on each side of doorway.
Roof is slated, with a hip at the end from which a stack rises. The wall below the stack protrudes in the plastered wall. The 'farm' end of the building has an old slated roof, and has been incorporated in the domestic conversion. Probably stone and rubble throughout. Barn in front of house, across courtyard. Probably 18th century or earlier in origin. Many alterations.

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

'Lower Cheston' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161354Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975 - 1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital. Undated.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #86771 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV78114Part of: Lower Cheston, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 12 2018 12:21PM