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HER Number:MDV33604
Name:Four cottages in South Tawton


Park Cottage, Maltsters, Little Thatch and Rose Cottage. Row of 4 cottages, formerly a single farmhouse. 17th century, maybe earlier, much altered in 19th and 20th centuries. These cottages form part of an attractive group of listed buildings in the vicinity of the Church of St Andrew.


Grid Reference:SX 653 945
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/185
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XV to XVII - 1401 AD to 1699 AD (Between))
  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Altered, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Row of cottages depicted on the Tithe Map, so clearly are no longer in use as a farmhouse by this time.

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

Late 19th century historic map matches the Tithe Map.

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

Included on list. No further information provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Four cottages are depicted on the modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England, 1326080 (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

4/199 Park Cottage, Maltsters, Little Thatch and Rose Cottage (formerly 22.2.67 listed as Park Cottages) GV II
Row of 4 cottages, formerly a single farmhouse. C17, maybe earlier, much altered in C19 and C20. Plastered cob and granite stone rubble; stone rubble stacks with granite ashlar chimneyshafts; thatch roof. Plan and development: row of 4 cottages facing south-west. All are 1-room plan cottages and, in order that all rooms be heated, the 2 axial stacks must have served back-to-back fireplaces. From left to right the cottages are Park Cottage, Maltsters, Little Thatch and Rose Cottage. The first three of these have front doorways on right side of their cottages and Rose Cottage has its doorway in the right end wall. Only limited internal inspection was available at the time of this survey and therefore it is not possible to outline the original layout although such features as flying freeholds suggests that the cottages were created by the subdivision of a former house. All are 2 storeys with secondary rear outshots. Exterior: irregular 5-window front of various C20 casements with glazing bars. All the doorways contain C20 doors and Park Cottage and Maltsters have C20 thatch-roofed porches. Main roof is half-hipped each end. Interior: only limited access was available at the time of this survey but what was seen suggests that most is the result of C19 and C20 modernisations. The fireplaces are blocked and no beams or early joinery detail shows. Roof was not available for inspection. These cottages form part of an attractive group of listed buildings in the vicinity of the Church of St Andrew (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SX6535694504

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.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88016 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1326080.

Associated Monuments

MDV109189Related to: Black Hall Farm, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV33603Related to: Church View Cottage and Beggars Roost, South Tawton (Building)
MDV6980Related to: St Andrew's Church, South Tawton (Building)
MDV33064Related to: Well in South Tawton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 3:42PM