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HER Number:MDV35527
Name:Farmhouse at Lower Langdon, North Bovey


Former longhouse, probably late 16th/early 17th century, with later outshuts and considerably modernized in 20th century, when the shippon was converted. The basic internal plan of the house has been retained, despite conversion and modernisation.


Grid Reference:SX 723 828
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/220
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Shown on the Tithe Map.

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

Unchanged from Tithe Map depiction.

Department of Environment, 1987, North Bovey, 147 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV348844.

Lower Langdon farmhouse.
Originally longhouse. Probably late 16th/early 17th century, with later outshuts and considerably modernized in 20th century. Granite rubble walls with later 20th century granite rubble rear lateral stack to lower end. Projecting granite rubble stack with offsets to higher gable end. Rendered axial stack, probably stone. Thatched roof.
Longhouse plan with shippon to lower side of through passage and hall above with fireplace backing onto passage, then inner room which is heated. Shippon converted in 20th century within living memory and interior of house greatly altered and modernized. Two storeys. The house is aligned down the slope of the hill. Asymmetrical five window front with door to left of centre. To rear are three adjoining granite rubble outshuts with corrugated asbestos roofs.
The basic plan is preserved despite the shippon conversion. The original fireplaces no longer survive and the whole has been considerably modernized.
Roof space not inspected. See Designation record for full listing details.

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

House at Langdon shown on modern mapping.

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. 147.
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: #88663 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV35528Related to: Barn at Lower Langdon Farm, North Bovey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 5 2018 11:17AM