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HER Number:MDV30993
Name:Ruddycleave Farmhouse, Buckland in the Moor


Farmhouse at Ruddycleave, Buckland in the Moor. 16th century thatched longhouse altered in the late 1700s and again in the early 1800s. Granite rubble construction with hipped thatched roof and slated porch and lean-to front.


Grid Reference:SX 729 741
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/305
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85244
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (XV to XXI - 1500 AD to 2011 AD)

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Ruddycleave farmhouse depicted on the 1840s Tithe Map.

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

Ruddycleave farmhouse shown on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition map 1880s map.

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

(Site visited in 1984) See worksheet for photos and full documentary historical data.

Gawne, E., 1984, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV283212.

Cross passage house re-thatched in 1982. Blocked window from hall to later lean-to at rear being converted to bathroom. A corner fireplace in bedroom. The hall chamber is dated to 1760 by vestry records. Drop of about 2.0 meters with ladder to shippon at east end of house (12/10/1984)

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

(Listing description 1955) 16th century longhouse altered circa 1760 and again in early 19th century. Granite rubble construction with hipped thatched roof; porch and lean-to in front slated. Old granite chimneys on ridge at either side of porch. Plan has through-passage with two rooms to left; kitchen and former shippon to right. Documentary evidence suggests the kitchen was formed out of part of the shippon; there are, however, sharp differences in floor-levels at this end of the building. Both hall and kitchen fireplaces back on to the through- passage. Two storeys with added single-storey lean-to in front. House-part is three windows wide; 19th century casements with glazing-bars. Panel of slate-hanging between upper and ground-storey windows in middle bay. Porch is gabled with segmental arch of brick to the doorway 20th century dormer window in roof of shippon.
Interior (ground storey only inspected) has few early features visible, although others are almost certainly concealed under plaster. Documentary evidence suggests the upper-floor beam in hall was not inserted until circa 1760. Source. Information from Miss E Gawne, based on church accounts. Ruddycleave, or Reddicliff, farm is believed to have been given to the church in 1566 and to have been owned by them until at least 19th century (White's Directory of Devonshire, 1850, p.431). Other details: LB UID: 85244.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV283212Personal Comment: Gawne, E.. 1984. Unknown.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87044 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV30992Part of: Ruddycleave farmstead, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV31064Related to: Barn at Ruddycleave Farm (Building)
MDV30988Related to: Outbuilding south-west of farmhouse, Ruddycleave (Building)
MDV30991Related to: Shippon at Ruddycleave Farm (Building)
MDV30990Related to: Stable and pigsties, Ruddycleave Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2021 10:47AM