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HER Number:MDV40398
Name:Middle Howton, Moretonhampstead


Middle Howton cottage built in the 17th century with later alterations and additions


Grid Reference:SX 744 871
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/275
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Constructed, XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Long L-shaped building at 'Howtons' shown on 19th century Tithe Map with three small buildings to the north-west, west and south. The Apportionment for 'Little Howton' lists Field Number 842 as 'Fishy' or 'Feshy'.

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

Rectangular building shown on 19th century map with a small square building adjoining the north-east corner and a rectilinear yard to the east.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Middle Howton shown on modern mapping as an irregular shaped building on the west side of the road.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Middle Howton. Cottage built in the late 17th century with 20th century additions. Rendered granite rubble walls with thatched roof half hipped at either end and gabled at the wings. Two brick lateral stacks (now enclosed by later wings).
Plan obscured by alterations, originally two heated rooms, with rear lateral fireplaces, likely to have had either central passage/entry hall or direct entry into one of them. Wings added at rear probably in early 20th century. Two storeys. Asymmetrical three-window front to ground floor, two to first floor. Both first floor windows and ground floor right are 3-light 19th century casements with small panes. At ground floor centre right is 20th century 2-light casement with glazing bars and to ground floor left is french window. To the right end, projecting at the front and side, is single storey porch/outshut with lean-to thatched roof sloping away from the house. Right gable end has three small irregular windows at different levels, suggesting a staircase. At rear of either end are two wings with an outshut in between. Interior inaccessible at time of survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90772 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV111645Part of: Middle Howton Farmstead, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV40399Related to: Great Howton farmshouse, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV42271Related to: Little Howton cottages, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 26 2018 3:33PM