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HER Number:MDV33540
Name:Middle Gooseford farmhouse, South Tawton

Summary

Farmhouse. Probably c17, maybe earlier, thoroughly renovated circa 1920. Plastered granite rubble, maybe with cob; stone rubble stacks, 2 of them with granite ashlar chimneyshafts; thatch roof.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 918
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/206
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

NORTH-EASTERN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239472.

Middle gooseford farmhouse. Farmhouse. Probably c17, maybe earlier, thoroughly renovated circa 1920. Plastered granite rubble, maybe with cob; stone rubble stacks, 2 of them with granite ashlar chimneyshafts; thatch roof. Plan and development: 4-room-and-through-passage plan house built down a gentle hillslope facing south-east. Small unheated room, probably a dairy, uphill at the right (north-eastern) end. Inner room has an axial stack backing onto the dairy. Hall has an axial stack backing onto the passage. Service end room has projecting gable-end stack. Since no internal inspection was available at the time of this survey it is not possible to outline the historic development of the house here. Nevertheless it seems likely that the original house was some form of open hall-house. It is tempting to interpret the house as a former dartmoor longhouse but there is no evidence for this. Now 2 storeys throughout.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239474.

Doe/hhr:south tawton/(4/3/1988)111.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV330962.

Exterior: regular but not symmetrical 6-window front of circa 1920 casements except for the ground floor hall window which is c19 and its outer lights contain rectangular panes of leaded glass. Passage front doorway a little left of centre contains a c19 fielded panel door behind a c20 gabled porch on rustic posts. Roof is gable-ended. Interior not inspected (doe).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV239472Migrated Record: NORTH-EASTERN.
SDV239474Migrated Record:
SDV330962Migrated Record: Department of Environment.

Associated Monuments

MDV78100Part of: Middle Gooseford Farm, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV33542Related to: Higher Gooseford farmhouse, South Tawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2014 2:38PM