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HER Number:MDV35525
Name:Luckdon Farmhouse, North Bovey


Farmhouse, originally a longhouse probably 16th century with 17th century alterations, comprehensively modernised in early 20th century. Rendered granite rubble walls. Wood shingle roof. Swept up over first floor windows, gabled to right higher end, hipped to lower end.


Grid Reference:SX 745 827
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/221
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England, 1334211 (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

NORTH BOVEY SX 78 SW 4/204 Luckdon Farmhouse -GV II
Farmhouse, originally a longhouse. C16 with C17 alterations, comprehensively modernised in early C20. Rendered granite rubble walls. Wood shingle roof. Swept up over first floor windows, gabled to right higher end, hipped to lower end. 4 rendered stacks, one gable, 2 axial and a lateral stack to front of lower end, slightly projecting. Originally longhouse plan of shippon, through passage, hall and inner room. Shippon converted in C17 to domestic accommodation of 2 rooms at lower side of passage, both heated. Rear outshut added to higher end in C19/C20. The roof line and windows date from early C20 modernisation. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front of 2- and 3-light early C20 casements with leaded panes of diamond pattern on ground floor. Central granite 4-centred arched doorway with hollow chamfer and worn stops. At lower gable end where the ground falls away sharply is central drain opening at ground level. Interior inaccessible but seen to have remains of plank and muntin screen at lower side of passage from which planks had been removed. Hall has granite framed fireplace. There are likely to be other early features surviving inside, possible including the roof structure.
Listing NGR: SX7457282723

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1334211.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88661 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV112100Part of: Luckdon Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV35526Related to: Barn north of Luckdon Farmhouse, North Bovey (Building)
MDV97672Related to: Farm building at Luckdon, North Bovey (Building)
MDV112098Related to: Higher Luckdon Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 1 2015 1:23PM