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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: SX 47 SE 15
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/41
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX 47 SE 15
  • 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.

Grenofen House, on the site of manor house.
There are no remains of the original manor house incorporated in the present building. Oral (owner), 19.07.1950.
Rebuilt 1750. 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.

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).
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:Oct 21 2019 11:59AM