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HER Number:MDV42271
Name:Little Howton cottages, Moretonhampstead


Range of cottages at Howton. Thought to have been constructed in the late 19th century during improvements to the Hambleden estate, but appear on the mid 19th century Tithe Map.


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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/277

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Constructed, XIX to Unknown - 1840 AD (Pre))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Cottages are depicted on the Tithe Map, suggesting an earlier date than indicated by Simkins and Simkims. The main part of the building runs north-west by south-east and there is an extension on the north-west corning, aligned to the north-east.
The southern extension is not depicted. A further small building is shown close to the south-east corner of the main structure.

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

Buildings depicted on the late 19th century map much as they appear today.

Simkins, M. A. + Simkins, R. J. J., 1991, Lord Hambledon and Moretonhampstead (Article in Serial). SDV347370.

Little Howton. Cottages built during 1897-1907 improvements on Hambleden estate. Granite with red brick door/window surrounds and slate roofs.

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

Buildings depicted on the mdoern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV347370Article in Serial: Simkins, M. A. + Simkins, R. J. J.. 1991. Lord Hambledon and Moretonhampstead. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 123. Unknown.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #91375 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV40399Related to: Great Howton farmshouse, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40398Related to: Middle Howton, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 17 2015 11:12AM