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HER Number:MDV35508
Name:Thorn Farmhouse, North Bovey


Probably late 16th/early 17th century farmhouse, considerably modernised and re-fronted in 20th century.


Grid Reference:SX 725 853
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/33
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVI to XVII - 1550 AD to 1650 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

North-south aligned roughly rectangular house depicted on the Tithe Map.

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

Shown attached to the farm buildings to the east by a narrow wing at the northern end.

Department of Environment, 1987, North Bovey, 154 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV348844.

Thorn farmhouse. Farmhouse. Probably late 16th/early 17th century, considerably modernised and re-fronted in 20th century. Rendered granite rubble walls. Slate roof with gable ends. Rendered stacks, central axial stack is brick shaft on stone base, right-hand gable stack is stone with drip-moulds and left-hand gable stack is brick.
Plan probably 3-room-and-through passage with hall stack backing onto passage. 17th century newel staircase in projection at rear of hall. Doorway to passage at rear now blocked. 20th century wing at rear of higher end.
Two storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front of 2-light 20th century casements with no glazing bars. Passage door to left of centre in 20th century rendered gabled porch with plank door. At rear of hall is rectangular stair projecting with small window. To its left is 20th century 2-storey flat roofed wing.
Interior: inaccessible at time of survey but hall seen to contain open fireplace, with newel stairs at rear of the room.

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

House shown on modern mapping at Thorn Farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348844List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. North Bovey. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 154.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88644 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV112270Part of: Thorn Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV35509Related to: Barn east of Thorn Farmhouse, North Bovey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2018 2:02PM