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HER Number:MDV30996
Name:Elliott's Hill farmhouse, Buckland in the Moor


Farmhouse dates to at least the 18th century, greatly extended in the mid-late 19th century. Smaller rectangular building shown on the 1840s Tithe Map. Previously listed (1955); not included on the new list of 1986.


Grid Reference:SX 724 737
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/302

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVII to XIX - 1700 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The Tithe Map shows Elliot's Hill (Buckland in the Moor, plot 5). There are four buildings all rectangular, all aligned roughly south-west by north-east. Two are bordering the road (presumably one of these was the house). Owned by Sir John Leman Rogers Baronet, occupied by Edward Smerdon.

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

The late 19th century depiction of Elliott's Hill farm shows the farm has been redesigned; there are no signs of most of the previous buildings depicted on the Tithe Map. The house is a large, roughly L-shaped dwelling lies near the road, with two associated agricultural buildings to the south and south-east. It's probable that the north-western wing (aligned south-west by north-east) may preserve old fabric from an earlier farm building.

Department of Environment, 1955, Buckland in the Moor, 30, (23/8/1955) (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV315171.

Elliott's Hill Farm, 18th century or earlier. Two storey building of stone rubble construction with hipped slate roof. Roughcast in front L-shaped plan with wings south-west and south-east. South-west wing one storey. Single storey porch.
Stone barns with grouted roofs form courtyard open on the south-east. Rear barn has central gabled wagon door (formerly listed as Grade III but not included in the new list of 1986).

Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist, 1/2/1985 (Un-published). SDV345904.

Elliott's Hill Farm is situated on a south-west facing slope, approximately 8.0 metres north of the church of Buckland in the Moor. Photos attached to worksheet. Historical documents relating to the property listed on worksheet. According to the owner the older south-west/north-east aligned building was greatly extended in the 19th century with two wings added, stairs moved from east to west, obliterating a possible cross passage and a ground floor window blocked. An open fireplace with massive granite lintel and side remains with granite flagstones in front.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV315171List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1955. Buckland in the Moor. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 30, (23/8/1955).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. 1/2/1985.
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: #87045 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77121Part of: Elliott's Hill farmstead, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30994Related to: Site of old farmhouse at Elliott's Hill Farm, Buckland in the Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2018 12:42PM