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HER Number:MDV33317
Name:South Hill farmhouse, Chagford


Former farmhouse and barn. Now a house. Late 17th century/early 18th century. Granite stone rubble with some large dressed quoins; granite stacks, one with a chimney shaft of granite, the other plastered, thatch roof. The original house faces south and the former barn attaches to the front left corner, projecting forwards at right angles.


Grid Reference:SX 676 870
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/193
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XVII to XVIII - 1675 AD to 1735 AD (Between))
  • FARMHOUSE (XVII to XVIII - 1675 AD to 1735 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1326010 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

3/67 South Hill Farmhouse - - II
House, former farmhouse and barn. Late C17-early C18. Granite stone rubble with some large dressed quoins; granite stacks, one with a chimney shaft of granite, the other plastered, thatch roof. Plan and development: the original house facing south had a 4-room plan, 2 either side of a central through-passage which now contains C20 staircase. The principal rooms are those either side. The left room has an axial stack backing onto the passage and in the C20 this room was enlarged by knocking through to the small unheated end room (probably a dairy originally). Between the rooms right of the passage there is an axial stack serving back-to-back fireplaces. The end room has a large kitchen fireplace but there was no doorway through to the rest of the house until circa 1960. Outshot to rear of kitchen and rear 2-storey porch. A former barn attached to the front left (west) corner and projecting forwards at right angles was converted to domestic use in the early C20 and given a rear lateral stack then. Main house is 2 storeys, the former barn is single storey. Exterior: irregular 5-window front; C19 casements with glazing bars and C20 granite windows with chamfered mullions in C17 style. All the latter have plate glass except the right end one which has tiny diamond panes of leaded glass and the small single light left of the doorway which contains coloured leaded glass. The central doorway contains a C20 plank door behind a late C19 gabled and slate-roofed porch with shaped bargeboards. Roof is hipped to left and half-hipped to right. Roof is carried down to rear of kitchen end and rear porch has gabled roof. The central front doorway of the former barn now contains a part-glazed door with side lights and overlight, all with a lattice pattern of glazing bars. It is flanked by more early C20 mullioned granite windows and there are more in the other walls. The roof here is half-hipped each end. Interior contains plain granite fireplaces and plain soffit-chamfered crossbeams. The joinery detail is C19 and C20. The roof is original comprising A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars.
Listing NGR: SX6767687031

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87829 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1326010.

Associated Monuments

MDV77215Part of: South Hill, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 21 2014 12:53PM