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HER Number:MDV34435
Name:Gratnor, Manaton

Summary

17th century cottage with 18th century outshut. Granite rubble walls with granite rubble projecting chimney stack with drip-courses. Slate roof with gable end to left end and half hip to right. One time home of the well-known 20th century artist Terence Cuneo (1907-1996), who was the official artist for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 742 794
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/360
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 84956

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map, with two associated buildings to the north.


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

Late 19th century historic map describes the site as 'Little Houndtor'. Buildings appear unchanged from the Tithe Map depiction.


Department of Environment, 1987, Manaton, 15 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV303187.

Gratnor. Cottage. 17th century with 18th century outshut. Granite rubble walls with granite rubble projecting chimney stack with drip-courses. Slate roof with gable end to left end and half hip to right. Two room plan with hall-kitchen heated by gable end stack to left and further unheated room to right. No partitions now remain on the ground floor. Two external doors.
Interior not fully inspected but seen to contain large open fireplace with timber lintel and roughly chamfered cross beams with joists. Framed straight run probably 19th century staircase. Central doorway enclosed in weather-boarding porch with leanto slate roof and 20th century part glazed plank door. To right hand end small single fixed light window on ground floor with leaded panes, old glass and stanchion bar, 18th century. Two storeys. See Department of Environment list for further details.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1990, Notation on the Gratnor List entry (Personal Comment). SDV331409.

Window alteration apparently took place post visit of the Lister but pre publishing of list (see enforcement history).
One time home of the well-known 20th century artist Terence Cuneo (1907-1996), who was the official artist for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Also known for his railway posters.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Modern mapping depicts 'Gratnor' and the buildings to the north.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

MANATON SX 77 NW 6/21 Gratnor - - II
Cottage. C17 with C18 outshut. Granite rubble walls with granite rubble projecting chimney stack with drip-courses. Slate roof with gable end to left and half hip to right. 2-room plan with hall-kitchen heated by gable end stack to left and further unheated room to right. No partitions now remain on the ground floor; the 2 external doors are opposing so it is possible that there was once a through passage although this would have considerably reduced the size of the rooms. Outshut added at rear, extends approximately 2/3 of the way up the house from the right. 2 storeys. 1 window front with window and doorway to the right on ground floor. C20 2-light casements with glazing bars to the left, window on ground floor is large metal frame casement. Central doorway enclosed in weatherboarding porch with leanto slate roof and C20 part glazed plank door. To right-hand end small single fixed light window on ground floor with leaded panes, old glass and stanchion bar, C18. C20 3-light casement above. Similar old window to adjoining gable end of outshut on first floor with 2 lights. C20 casement below. Interior not fully inspected but seen to contain large open fireplace with timber lintel and roughly chamfered cross beams with joists. Framed straight run probably C19 staircase. This is an unusual survival of a small C17 cottage in a relatively unspoilt and traditional state.
Listing NGR: SX7515979083
(N.B.: Grid reference thought to be incorrect; Historic England are verifying. A.F. Richards, 24/05/2016)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV303187List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Manaton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 15.
SDV331409Personal Comment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1990. Notation on the Gratnor List entry. Not Applicable.
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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88335 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 24 2016 10:26AM