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HER Number:MDV33204
Name:Coach House and stables at Whiddonpark House


Coach House and stable associated with Whiddonpark House probably dating to the 17th / early 18th century, based on recent 2013 building appraisal. Re-thatched in the early 21st century.


Grid Reference:SX 720 892
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/47/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 94613

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COACH HOUSE (XVII to XVIII - 1650 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • STABLE (XVII to XVIII - 1650 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 251 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Large thatched barn to the north of the house.

Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 234-5 (Monograph). SDV671.

Unknown, 2006, Whiddon Park House. The Barn. (Report - Survey). SDV347632.

Large barn associated with Whiddonpark House probably dating to the 18th / early 19th century, although may be as early as the 17th century. It is located close to the house and although it has been altered and repaired over time, it remains largely unchanged in terms of its external appearance. Major repairs were undertaken in the early/mid 19th centuryto the south-east and north-east walls and the south-east doorway was blocked at this time. In the late 19th century stables were inserted into the southern part of the ground floor and the northern end was converted for storage. In the mid 20th century a pit for working on engines was dug in the floor of the central area of the barn, but this is now covered. The barn was re-thatched in the early 21st century.

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

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

Coach House and Stable adjoining the rear east corner of Whiddonpark House. Barn. Probably late 17th-early 18th century. Mostly cob and granite stone rubble, the rear (facing the house) is all stone rubble; parts are plastered; thatch roof. Plan and description: coach house and stables facing north-west. Coach house on left end has large double doors, the stables have a doorway with a vertically opening casement with glazing bars and a hayloft loading hatch. Roof is gable-ended to left and half-hipped to right. Right end has a blocked hayloft loading hatch. Interior has plain carpentry detail including a 6-bay roof of A-frame trusses with pegged and spiked lap-jointed collars, some with slightly curving collars. The stable stalls are intact. Other details: LB UID: 94613.

Thorp, J., 2013, Whiddon Park House, Chagford, Devon, 35-39 (Report - Assessment). SDV358627.

Dating the original building is difficult because of the absence of smart detail. The roof construction provides the best evidence but it is a type that might be expected from the late 17th century into the 19th century. Thorp suggests a late 17th to early 18th century date for construction. The present building is largely the product of a mid-late 19th century refurbishment.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 251.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87737 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347632Report - Survey: Unknown. 2006. Whiddon Park House. The Barn.. National Trust Report. D4/5a. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV358627Report - Assessment: Thorp, J.. 2013. Whiddon Park House, Chagford, Devon. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. K836. A4 Comb Bound. 35-39.
SDV671Monograph: Gray, T.. 1995. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. Paperback Volume. 234-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV77352Part of: Whiddonpark farm, Chagford (Monument)
MDV8277Related to: Whiddonpark House, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5199 - Survey of barn at Whiddonpark, Chagford
  • EDV6791 - Building survey at Whiddonpark House, Chagford (Ref: K836)

Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2015 11:43AM