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HER Number:MDV37233
Name:Old Post Cottage, Dunsford

Summary

Old Post Cottage formerly part of a 17th century farmstead known as 'Chubbs Farm' and present on 19th century maps. It seems likely that the present property was the service end of a large farmhouse, the right-hand room being a 17th century kitchen. Irregular 3-window front with a 20th century front door on front at left with a gabled porch canopy, two first floor, two ground floor 2-light casements with glazing bars, first floor window left has a wooden plaque painted "cheese window" which is obviously not in situ.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 812 891
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDunsford
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/126
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building shown on 19th century Tithe Map.


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

Building shown on 19th century map.


Department of Environment, 1986, Dunsford (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV340721.

Old Post Cottage and mounting block (formerly listed as Post Cottage). House, formerly one property with the Post Office. The two properties are said to have been a farmhouse, 'Chubbs Farm', in the centre of the village. Probably 17th century. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings, right gable end large blocks of dressed coursed granite with a coped gable. Thatched roof gabled at ends, massive right gable end granite stack of large finely-dressed coursed blocks with five coped set-offs and a late 20th century rectangular shaft.
It seems likely that the present property was the service end of a large farmhouse, the right-hand room being a 17th century kitchen.
Exterior: Two storeys. Irregular 3-window front with a 20th century front door on front at left with a gabled porch canopy, two first floor, two ground floor 2-light casements with glazing bars, first floor window left has a wooden plaque painted "cheese window" which is obviously not in situ.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Post Office farmhouse (Un-published). SDV352501.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1215068 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Old Post Cottage and mounting block (formerly listed as Post Cottage). House, formerly 1 property with the Post Office. The two properties are said to have been a farmhouse, 'Chubbs Farm', in the centre of the village. Probably 17th century. Whitewashed rendered cob on stone rubble footings, right gable end large blocks of dressed coursed granite with a coped gable. Thatched roof gabled at ends, massive right gable end granite stack of large finely-dressed coursed blocks with 5 coped set-offs and a late 20th century rectangular shaft. It seems likely that the present property was the service end of a large farmhouse, the right-hand room being a 17th century kitchen. Two storeys. Irregular 3-window front with a 20th century front door on front at left with a gabled porch canopy, two first floor, two ground floor 2-light casements with glazing bars, first floor window left has a wooden plaque painted "cheese window" which is obviously not in situ.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340721List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Dunsford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound.
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. Post Office farmhouse.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1215068.

Associated Monuments

MDV108361Part of: Chubbs Farmstead, Dunsford (Monument)
MDV114758Related to: Cobbling outside the Post Office, Dunsford (Monument)
MDV37227Related to: The Post Office, Dunsford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 27 2017 3:07PM