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HER Number:MDV3184
Name:Horndon, Mary Tavy

Summary

Small settlement was originally called "Miner's Town", it was built for the miners of Wheal Friendship at Mary Tavy. One of the early 19th century stone cottages is now an inn. Horndon miners' settlement with Cornish style of housing once very common on western Dartmoor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 520 800
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XVII to XIX - 1700 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Horndon is depicted on the Tithe Map; a number of dwellings and associated buildings make up the settlement.


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

Little change in the settlement since the Tithe Map depiction.


Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 22 (Monograph). SDV7016.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1991, An Assessment of Copper Mining in Devon (Copper, Brass, Tin), 17+3 (Report - Assessment). SDV60709.

Horndon Cottages, this small settlement was originally called "Miner's Town", it was built for the miners of Wheal Friendship, the copper mines at Mary Tavy. One of the early 19th century stone cottages is now an inn. Horndon miners' settlement with 'Cornish' style of housing once very common on western Dartmoor.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Horndon House (Un-published). SDV352501.

Horndon House site of a lost farmstead with a longhouse.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

In modern times there have been a few new buildings added but the core of the settlement appears to be fairly well preserved.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Horndon House.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87300 ]
SDV60709Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1991. An Assessment of Copper Mining in Devon (Copper, Brass, Tin). A4 Stapled + Digital. 17+3.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 22.

Associated Monuments

MDV4185Part of: Wheal Friendship Mine, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV78084Related to: Dingles Farm, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV78086Related to: Higher Rowes, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV35595Related to: Horndon house, Mary Tavy (Building)
MDV121957Related to: Socket stone on green, Horndon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 17 2018 1:29PM