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HER Number:MDV35592
Name:Huccaby Farmhouse, Lydford


Farmhouse originally likely to have been longhouse. Probably circa late 16th or early 17th century. Altered and extended in the 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 662 731
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/485
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262059.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV331753.

Huccaby farmhouse. Farmhouse originally likely to have been longhouse. Probably circa late c16 or early c17. Altered and extended in c19. Granite rubble walls. Slate roof, lower over left-hand end, gabled to right, hipped to left.2 granite rubble stacks with dripstones - one axial which has granite cap, and one at right gable end. Plan: probably longhouse originally of shippon at left, lower, end with passage to its right and hall and inner room beyond it. Hall stack backs onto passage, gable end fireplace to inner room. In circa early c19 shippon converted to domestic accommodation, passage blocked at front and higher end re-fronted and given central entrance passage with stairs at rear. Rear outshut added in c19, possibly contemporary. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with former shippon to the left. Windows symmetrically placed to right-hand house side. C20 2-light casements with central c19 porch and plank door. Ground floor windows have flat granite arches above. Left-hand, shippon, part has similar first floor window in half dormer with a c19 roundheaded window below. Interior: hall has chamfered cross-beams. Plain c19 framed staircast. Simple c19 panelling to inner room and room above. Roof over shippon end completely replaced in later c20, feet of principal rafters not visible in first floor of house, roof likely to be c19/c20 (doe).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262059Migrated Record:
SDV331753Migrated Record: Department of Environment.

Associated Monuments

MDV121006Part of: Huccaby Farm, Lydford (Monument)
MDV35593Related to: Huccaby Farm cottage, south-west of Huccaby farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2018 12:04PM