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HER Number:MDV33149
Name:Court House at Greatweek Cross, Chagford


Late 17th century court house; by tradition formerly a manorial court house. Shell of the house is earlier than late-17th century. Symmetrical two room plan house with end stacks and central staircase. Listing includes late 19th century cast iron spearheaded garden railings with granite piers to left of the porch.


Grid Reference:SX 714 876
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/237
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))
  • RAILINGS (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Chagford, 92 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350463.

Court house including garden railings to south. By tradition formerly a manorial court house. Late 17th century but shell is earlier. Granite ashlar walls. Granite stone rubble and cob. Plastered to front only. Stacks with plastered (probably brick) chimney shafts; corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch).
Symmetrical two room plan house with end stacks and central staircase. The walls were raised to convert an earlier building to the present late 17th century house. Two storeys with attics. Symmetrical two window front of late-19th century four light casements with glazing bars. Small woodsheds each end of front with monopitch roofs. Roof is gable ended.
Interior is essentially intact although most of the joinery detail has been replaced.
Roof of A-frame trusses with pegged lap jointed collars.
To left of the porch a narrow garden strip is protected by late 19th century cast iron spearheaded railings with granite piers.

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

Shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350463List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Chagford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 92.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87684 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV33202Related to: Bakehouse at Great Weeke farm, Chagford (Building)
MDV123451Related to: Building at Great Weeke, Chagford (Building)
MDV93214Related to: Cow house 12 metres north of Great Weeke Farmhouse, Chagford (Building)
MDV22109Related to: Great Weeke Cottage, Chagford (Building)
MDV33203Related to: Great Weeke farmhouse, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 19 2018 11:22AM