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HER Number:MDV40263
Name:Garden Walls to east of 31 Cross Street, Moretonhampstead


18th century garden walls immediately to the east and belonging to 31 Cross Street in Moretonhampstead


Grid Reference:SX 755 860
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/283/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85059

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Irregular shaped enclosure shown on 19th century map to the south of St Andrew's Church in Moretonhampstead.

Department of Environment, 1987, Moretonhampstead, 87 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337636.

Listed on 4th February 1987. Walls enclosing detached garden of Cross Tree House on the east side of the house. Probably mainly 18th century, but possibly incorporating earlier material from the Medieval hospital founded in circa 1450. Granite rubble with shaped brick coping. In parts the lower courses of the wall are thicker. High wall rising to about five metres high and enclosing a rectangular garden approximately 30 metres by 15 metres. The south-east, south-west and north-west corners are indented. Brick segmental arch gateway on west side to lane over which side door to house is reached. The churchyard is on the north side where the ground is at higher level, and Cross Street is on the south side. Garden to rear of the almshouses are on the east side and on the west side there is a churchyard lane which separates the garden from Cross Tree House. Apart from the possibility of there being earlier fabric incorporated, these walls have considerable group value by the church and the almshouses.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Walls shown on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337636List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Moretonhampstead. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 87.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90677 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8288Related to: Medieval Cross, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV17592Related to: Rectory and then Inn, Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2015 2:25PM