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HER Number:MDV3617
Name:Warne's Kitchen, Eastontown


Warne's Kitchen a longhouse at Eastontown built in the 16th century with later alterations and additions and shown on 19th century maps. No longer used as a dwelling?


Grid Reference:SX 536 727
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSampford Spiney
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD SPINEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Buildings Record: 31502
  • National Monuments Record: SX57SW91
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 511479
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/24
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 93997

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Built, XV to XVII - 1500 AD (Between) to 1632 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Irregular shaped building shown on 19th century Tithe Map in an irregular shaped enclosure with a rectangular building and two small enclosures to the east. The Apportionment for 'Badcocks and Eastentown' lists Field Number 359 as 'Houses and Courtlage'.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 238 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Eastontown was mentioned as 'Byestedon' in 1340, 'Estedon' in 1377 and 'Easton Towne' in 1677.

Department of Environment, 1960, Tavistock RD, 21 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV239444.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1963, Monuments Threatened or Destroyed. A Select List: 1956-1962, 32 (Monograph). SDV289739.

Outbuilding of stone, one and two storeys. Built in 16th century on long-house plan, with one living room, with room above, between small outshut and byre.

Jones, S. R., 1971, Devonshire Farmhouses. Part III. Moorland and Non-Moorland Long-Houses, 43 (Article in Serial). SDV338987.

Warne's kitchen, Eastontown. The house was heightened and the inner space contracted instead of enlarged, the two ground floor rooms being reduced to one, in the early 17th century. It may have been used as a kitchen. The original doorway and window openings with granite dressings are preserved. There are many similarities with Burrow Farm in Plymstock. Stylistically, the doorways are ascribable to the period 1500-1600. There is a wide recess in the west wall of the hall which may have housed a builtin cupboard or dresser. Retains a primitive porch and wide circular staircase in a curious turret to which the underside of some stone steps forms a kind of external corbelling.

Mercer, E., 1975, English Vernacular Houses, 150 (Monograph). SDV336308.

Department of Environment, 1987, Sampford Spiney, 69 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV252739.

An outbuilding of Eastontown. It was originally a house and affords an interesting example of local domestic architecture. Rubble with slate roof. Two storeys. Remains of stone mullioned windows. Some granite doorways with four centre heads. Stone newel stair. Lean-to porch. ?late 16th century.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Warne's kitchen (Un-published). SDV352501.

Warne's kitchen longhouse.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Irregular shaped building at 'Eastontown' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

Warne's Kitchen a longhouse, abandoned as living accommodation. Early 16th century, with additions to front right and left probably of early 17th century. Hall and shippon probably of 16th century. An important building where the later accretions are of interest to the evolution (see record online for full Listing information).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 238.
SDV239444List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Tavistock RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 21.
SDV252739List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Sampford Spiney. Historic Houses Register. 69.
SDV289739Monograph: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1963. Monuments Threatened or Destroyed. A Select List: 1956-1962. Monuments Threatened or Destroyed. A Select List: 1956-1962. Photocopy. 32.
SDV336308Monograph: Mercer, E.. 1975. English Vernacular Houses. English Vernacular Houses. Unknown. 150.
SDV338987Article in Serial: Jones, S. R.. 1971. Devonshire Farmhouses. Part III. Moorland and Non-Moorland Long-Houses. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 103. A5 Paperback. 43.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Warne's kitchen.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88929 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV77951Part of: Eastontown Farmstead, Sampford Spiney (Monument)
MDV30242Related to: Eastontown farmhouse, Sampford Spiney (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2021 11:41AM