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HER Number:MDV30701
Name:Bridge Cottage, Buckland in the Moor

Summary

When listed in 1986, this house was suggested to be 17th century or earlier. The owner mentioned to Belsey in the 1980s that this building was on a former mill site. Brown (1996) indicates the woollen mill here fell into disrepair in the 1690s and was demolished at the turn of the century, suggesting that the cottages may be early 18th century in origin. Originally built for labourers on the Estate, it was converted from three cottages into one property around the 1970s when a new house was built inside the shell of the old one. Nothing original remains inside.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 724 730
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/95/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARM LABOURERS COTTAGE (Constructed, XVII to Unknown - 1700 AD? (Post))

Full description

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

T-shaped building is depicted on the Tithe Map.

Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist, 1984 (Un-published). SDV345904.

(1/3/1984) Bridge Cottage situated on north and at right angles to road on east side of Ruddycleave Water at east end of bridge. Two storeys with thatched roof. Four semi-dormer windows under rectangular cut in roof. Thatched outshot on south end. Two large stone chimneys on roof ridge. Appears to be two dwellings, 17th century. According to the present owner this is a former mill site about 500 years old, but no documentary evidence possessed. It was converted from three cottages ten years ago when a new house was built inside the shell of the old one. Nothing original inside. Remains of pigsties at south end and outhouse and possible privy at rear. Mill weight by front door. Millstone said to be built into wall by owner but not at present visible. Early photo of Bridge Cottage before conversion in the possession of owner of Southbrook Farm.

Department of Environment, 1986, Buckland in the Moor, 32 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350073.

Bridge Cottage. Probably 17th century or earlier. Granite rubble. Thatched roof. Granite rubble chimneystack with tapered top on right hand gable. Smaller stone stack on ridge off-centre to right. Single depth plan. Two storeys. Four- window front. Wooden casement windows, 20th century with glazing bars. Doorways, at left-hand end and between 2 middle windows, both with thatched hoods.

Brown, M., 1996, A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor, 18-19 (Monograph). SDV361770.

Woollen mill at Bridge
There were two mills here, one on either side of the Ruddycleave Brook (formerly the Mill Brook). The earliest, the corn (or grist) mill was established as early as the 13th century. It once stood on the left as you look at the scene. On the opposite bank was a tucking, or fulling mill (a woollen mill) of unknown antiquity; the first mention of which is found in a lease of 1612 when John Stonier took over as tenant, but it may have been in existence long before this time.
Neither of these buildings survives today. The tucking mill fell into disrepair when it was left vacant sometime in the early 1690s and was demolished around the turn of the century, evidence of which exists in the terms of the lease on a neighbouring property.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

'Bridge Cottage' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1097120 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

BUCKLAND-IN-THE-MOOR BRIDGE SX 77 SW - 6/49 Bridge Cottage - GV II
House. Probably C17 or earlier. Granite rubble. Thatched roof. Granite rubble chimneystack with tapered top on right hand gable. Smaller stone stack on ridge, off-centre to right. Single depth plan. 2 storeys, 4-window front. C20 wooden casement windows with glazing bars. Doorways, at left-hand end and between 2 middle windows, both with thatched hoods. Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: SX7247273073

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. 1984.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350073List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Buckland in the Moor. A4 Bound. 32.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86969 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1097120.
SDV361770Monograph: Brown, M.. 1996. A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor. A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor. A5 Paperback. 18-19.

Associated Monuments

MDV30603Related to: April Cottage, Buckland in the Moor (Building)
MDV30715Related to: Bagley Wood, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30678Related to: Bridge over Ruddycleave Water (Monument)
MDV31005Related to: Ruddycleave Cottage, Buckland in the Moor (Building)
MDV30710Related to: Woodleigh's Wood, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV21151Related to: Woollen Mill at Bridge, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 3:41PM