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HER Number:MDV33882
Name:Stable, Great Bidlake, Bridestow


Outbuilding, formerly stable. Circa late 18th century. Local stone rubble walls. Half-hipped slate roof.


Grid Reference:SX 495 886
Map Sheet:SX48NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridestowe
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48NE/17/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STABLE (Constructed, XVIII - 1750 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Bridestowe, 40 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338897.

Former stable approximately 25 metres north-east of Great Bidlake.
Outbuilding, formerly stable. Circa late 18th century. Local stone rubble walls. Half-hipped slate roof.
Rectangular plan, now one large room but originally likely to have been divided by stalls. Two storeys. The front facing the house has three blocked openings with segmental stone arches above. On the first floor to the right of centre is a 19th century single granite-framed light. Wide doorway in right-hand end is a section of crenelated wall which incorporates a probably 19th century wide four-centred granite arch.

Arnold, A. + Howard, R., 2011, Great Bidlake, Bridestowe, Devon. Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers, 5 (Report - Scientific). SDV347966.

Nine samples from the stable span the period AD 1681-1772. A tenth has been dated individually to the period AD 1632-1752. Five of these samples have a felling date of AD 1772. The remaining five have broadly contemporary heartwood/sapwood boundary ring dates which make it likely that they represent a single felling, probably in AD 1769-90, which is consistent with the roof and ceiling timbers.

2011, Tree-Ring dating lists (Article in Serial). SDV361611.

Tree ring dates from the stable at Great Bidlake indicate a felling date of 1772.

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

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

See designation record for detail.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338897List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Bridestowe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 40.
SDV347966Report - Scientific: Arnold, A. + Howard, R.. 2011. Great Bidlake, Bridestowe, Devon. Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers. English Heritage Research Department Report. 13-2011. A4 Grip Bound + Digital. 5.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112604 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV361611Article in Serial: 2011. Tree-Ring dating lists. Vernacular Architecture. 42. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV1624Part of: Great Bidlake farm Bridestowe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2018 12:51PM