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HER Number:MDV40331
Name:Meacombe farmhouse, Moretonhampstead


Farmhouse possibly with 16th century origins, although the existing features are 17th century. Much altered in the 19th century. Rendered granite rubble walls with thatched roof.


Grid Reference:SX 727 867
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/271
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

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

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England, 1334174 (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

MORETONHAMPSTEAD SX 78 NW 1/92 Meacombe Farmhouse - - II
Farmhouse. Possibly C16 origins, existing features are C17. Considerably altered probably in C19. Rendered granite rubble walls. Thatched roof, gabled to right end, hipped to front of wing. 4 chimney stacks; gable end stack to wing rendered, probably brick; rendered stone stack to left-hand end of house; central axial and right gable stacks are of granite blocks with granite capping. Originally 3-room-and-through-passage plan with axial hall stack backing onto passage and gable end fireplaces to inner and lower rooms; newel staircase at rear of hall in projection. Wing added at front of lower end probably in C18 and was subsequently used as cider house on ground floor and wool chamber above. C19/C20 outshut at rear of lower end. Passage has now completely disappeared but blocked doorway revealed at front when render was recently removed. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window front to main range. Right-hand windows on ground and first floor late C20 2-light casements without glazing bars with part- glazed C20 doorway roughly central between them. Centre left first floor window is 3-light circa mid C17 ovolo moulded wood mullion with central opening casement and the 2 side lights lead paned. To left is 3-light C19 casement with H-L hinges and iron stanchion bars. Below it is late C20 2-light casement without glazing bars. Inner face of wing has C19 panelled door to right under rustic timber and thatch porch. To left on ground and first floors are 2-light early C20 casements with glazing bars, similar single light casement on ground floor gable end of wing. Against outer face of wing are stone steps leading up to first floor, where there is now a window, with dog kennel beneath. To left on ground floor is single light then 3-light C19 casements. Above just below the eaves is metal fire insurance mark. At rear of house is an outshut to the right and roughly at the centre is a semicircular stair turret with small window. In a wall directly opposite the lower end of the house is incorporated an ash house with a loading hatch and beneath it an opening for removing the ash; both have an iron door. Interior: most of the features have been covered up; the lower room has a central axial beam with ovolo moulding on one side and chamfer on the other. There is a similar half beam, plastered over along the front wall of the room. Stone newel staircase at rear of hall. Fireplaces blocked in. Roof space inaccessible but some of the trusses visible on first floor are substantial timbers, probably straight principals.
Listing NGR: SX7271186786

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1334174.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90717 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV112058Part of: Meacombe Farmstead, Moretonhampstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2015 10:29AM