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HER Number:MDV4084
Name:Grenofen House, Whitchurch


Mid-18th century house built on the site of a manor house, there are no remains of the original house known of. The present building was constructed in 1750.


Grid Reference:SX 493 711
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX47SE15
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 437980
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/41
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX47SE15
  • Pastscape: 437980

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (Built, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • MANOR HOUSE (Built, XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Lower Grenofen is depicted on the Whitchurch parish Tithe Map; 1362 on the apportionment. Marked as 'Pleasure Ground', owned by Harriet Carpenter and occupied by Harriet Carpenter and others.

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

'Grenofen House On site of Manor House' marked on the late 19th century (1880s) historic map; also on later editions.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX47SE15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV216882.

(19/07/1950) Rebuilt in 1750 (oral information from owner). There are no remains of the original Manor House incorporated in the present building.
E V Kingdon, ref. to Lysons Magna Brittania 25.07.1950.

Department of Environment, 1960, Tavistock RD Provisional List (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV220567.

A large, two storey, house, eighteenth century in character, of rubble with a slate roof. Rebuilt in 1750.

Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

(SX 49397110) Grenofen House, on the site of Manor House (1971).

Tavistock and District Local History Society, 2002, Whitchuch Parish. A short History of a Devon Parish, 22, 27-28, figs (Monograph). SDV363278.

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

'Grenofen Manor Country Club on site of Manor House' marked on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV216882Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX47SE15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV220567List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Tavistock RD Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113793 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 21 2021 11:49AM