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HER Number:MDV35476
Name:Barn north of Sanders in Lettaford


Barn to the north of Sanders in Lettaford built in the 16th century and rebuilt in the 18th century


Grid Reference:SX 701 840
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/6/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85155

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XV to XIX - 1500 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building shown at 'Liddaford' on 19th century map.

Griffith, F. M., 1986, DAP/GW, 5-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV253850.

Department of Environment, 1987, North Bovey, 159 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV348844.

Barn immediately to north of Sanders. Some 16th century fabric, rebuilt probably in 18th century. Mainly granite rubble walls except for left gable end extending around the corner to the front which is of granite ashlar with chamfered edge to quoins. Thatched roof, half hipped. Rectangular single cell plan. Single storey. Asymmetrical front with tall double doorway to left of centre. On left gable end is a central ventilation slit approximately half way up the wall with small square openings above to left and right and below to the right. Interior: is one probably c18 roof truss with straight principals and the collar lapped and slightly set into the principals. Forms part of an important group of farm buildings and early houses in a small moorland settlement on the fringe of Dartmoor.

Brewer, D., 1994, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV348971.

In 1994, members of the Devon Archaeological Society Buildings section believed they observed a chi-rho inscribed 'on a corner stone of the barn at Sanders'.

Lawrence, M., 1994, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV348972.

Descriptions of the inscribed marking with photograph. Other details: Photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Building shown on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Barn to the north of Sanders farmhouse was Listed on 6th November 1972. Other details: LBS Number 85155.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV253850Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1986. DAP/GW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5-8.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #88634 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV348844List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. North Bovey. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 159.
SDV348971Correspondence: Brewer, D.. 1994. Letter.
SDV348972Correspondence: Lawrence, M.. 1994. Letter.

Associated Monuments

MDV77044Part of: Sanders Farmstead, Lettaford (Monument)
MDV14698Related to: Farm Buildings north of Sanders Farmhouse at Lettaford (Building)
MDV35475Related to: Linhay north-west of Sanders in Lettaford (Building)
MDV8722Related to: Sanders Farmhouse, Lettaford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2012 11:58AM