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HER Number:MDV37796
Name:Bovey Tracey, Hele


Late 16C or 17 C 'Hele' farm with possibly earlier origins


Grid Reference:SX 835 795
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHennock
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/209
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey, OS 25" (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Hele' is shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a large L-shaped building & a group of ancillary buildings around an irregular shaped yard with an orchard to the west.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 469 (Monograph). SDV1312.

'Hele' was mentioned in a document of 1399.

Department of Environment, 1986, Hennock, HHR: Hennock 81 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV299469.

Hele farmhouse. Late 16C or 17C; possibly earlier. Solid, roughcast walls. Hipped, wheat reed thatched roof, steeply pitched. Projecting chimneystack in left-hand gable-wall; large stack, with added red brick shaft, in rear wall at right-hand side.2-room plan with lean-to projection at rear, on left-hand side.2 storeys.4-window front, all windows with 20C small-paned wood casements. Doorway, in second bay from right, has 20C glazed door and wooden porch. Interior not inspected. The 2 main ground-storey rooms (seen through windows) have large open fireplaces with wooden lintels; heavy, old ceiling-beams. Steep pitch of roof suggests this house may have an early roof structure.

Exeter Archaeology, 2002, Archaeological Assessment of Tottiford to Newton Abbot Trunk Main, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV281233.

Late 16C farmhouse with possibly earlier origins.

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. 469.
SDV281233Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of Tottiford to Newton Abbot Trunk Main. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.78. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV299469List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Hennock. Historic Houses Register. Hard copy. HHR: Hennock 81.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25". OS 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV161 - Archaeological Assessment of Tottiford to Newton Abbot Trunk Main

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 5:06PM