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HER Number:MDV40288
Name:Ducksmoor Cottage, Moretonhampstead

Summary

Mid-17th century cottage with 19th/20th century alterations and 20th century addition. Thatched roof with gable ends. Plan at time of listing consisted of two main rooms, the right-hand one larger, and a small central room which might originally have been either an unheated service room or a passage. Survey of 1589 refers to Ducksmoor as minnerd and consisted only of a plot of land; by 1748 it is a separate tenement. As well as retaining a very unspoilt facade this cottage has kept its traditional interior to a large extent.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 783 873
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/261
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Built, XVII - 1635 AD to 1675 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Moretonhampstead, 55 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337636.

Ducksmoor Cottage. Cottage. Mid-17th century with 19th century/20th century alterations and 20th century addition. Rendered granite rubble walls and similar gable end chimney stacks built up in brick, the left-hand one projects with offsets. Thatched roof with gable ends.
Plan at present consists of two main rooms, the right-hand one larger, and a small central room which might originally have been either an unheated service room or a passage. Both main rooms heated by gable end stacks, each with newel staircase rising beside fireplace, the left-hand one of stone. 20th century wing at rear of left-hand end, through which the house is entered.
Two storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with door to right of centre. Late 19th century two-light casements with glazing bars in small, possibly original, openings. Ground floor centre window is single light casement. 20th century rendered porch to right of centre with gabled thatched roof and stable type door. At rear is small single light stair window to either end, and flat-roofed single storey extension. Interior is relatively unspoilt. Left-hand room has heavy cross beam, chamfered with bar and hollow step stops. The wooden fireplace lintel has the same decoration. The right-hand room has two roughly chamfered cross beams. The fireplace is blocked but part of a chamfered wooden lintel is exposed.
Possibly original roof with substantial principal rafters and collars halved on.
In a survey of 1589 Ducksmoor was referred to as minnerd and consisted only of a plot of land; a survey of 1748 refers to it as a separate tenement. In 1718 - minnerd plat - with a tenanted cottage. This evidence suggesting a 17th century date for the building of the cottage corroborates the architectural evidence. Source documentary evidence courtesy of owners.
As well as retaining a very unspoilt facade this cottage has kept its traditional interior to a large extent.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Ducksmoor Cottage' is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

MORETONHAMSTEAD SX 78 NE 2/85 Ducksmoor Cottage - - II
Cottage. Mid C17 with C19/C20 alterations and C20 addition. Rendered granite rubble walls and similar gable end chimney stacks built up in brick, the left-hand one projects with offsets. Thatched roof with gable ends.
Plan at present consists of 2 main rooms, the right-hand one larger, and a small central room which might originally have been either an unheated service room or a passage. Both main rooms heated by gable end stacks, each with newel staircase rising beside fireplace, the left-hand one of stone. C20 wing at rear of left-hand end, through which the house is entered.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window front with door to right of centre. Late C19 2- light casements with glazing bars in small, possibly original, openings. Ground floor centre window is single light casement. C20 rendered porch to right of centre with gabled thatched roof and stable type door. At rear is small single light stair window to either end, and flat-roofed single storey extension. Interior is relatively unspoilt. Left-hand room has heavy cross beam, chamfered with bar and hollow step stops. The wooden fireplace lintel has the same decoration. The right-hand room has 2 roughly chamfered cross beams. The fireplace is blocked but part of a chamfered wooden lintel is exposed.
Possibly original roof with substantial principal rafters and collars halved on.
In a survey of 1589 Ducksmoor was referred to as Minnerd and consisted only of a plot of land; a survey of 1748 refers to it as a separate tenement. In 1718 - Minnerd Plat - with a tenanted cottage. This evidence suggesting a C17 date for the building of the cottage corroborates the architectural evidence. Source Documentary evidence courtesy of owners.
As well as retaining a very unspoilt facade this cottage has kept it traditional interior to a large extent.
Listing NGR: SX7833487301

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337636List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Moretonhampstead. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 55.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90703 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 22 2018 3:26PM