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HER Number:MDV42868
Name:Loncause Barracks, Dartington


Cavalry barracks built near Totnes in 1794. It was decommissioned in 1816


Grid Reference:SX 791 611
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDARTINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/214

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARRACKS (XVIII to XIX - 1794 AD to 1816 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1938, 121NW. Revision of 1932-1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV337452.

'Barracks Hill' is shown on 1938 map at SX79606085.

Rowe, J., 1988, The cavalry barracks at Barnstaple, 121-7 (Article in Serial). SDV336176.

Breihan, J. R., 1990, Army barracks in Devon during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, 133-58 (Article in Serial). SDV336175.

Brick built cavalry barracks constructed in 1794 for 58 men and 4 officers. An hospital was added in 1801, with beds for 10 percent of the barracks' occupants. Built to a standard plan resembling barracks at Barnstaple and Modbury and decommissioned in 1816.

Wright, J., 2015, Finding Northford. Dartington's Lost Manor, 261 (Article in Serial). SDV359485.

Longcause House was originally built as barracks in 1794.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336175Article in Serial: Breihan, J. R.. 1990. Army barracks in Devon during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 122. A5 Paperback. 133-58.
SDV336176Article in Serial: Rowe, J.. 1988. The cavalry barracks at Barnstaple. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 36.40. Unknown. 121-7.
SDV337452Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 121NW. Revision of 1932-1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV359485Article in Serial: Wright, J.. 2015. Finding Northford. Dartington's Lost Manor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 147. Digital. 261. [Mapped feature: #25669 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV42802Related to: 1-8 Ebberley Lawn, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV13170Related to: BARRACKS in the Parish of Modbury (Building)
MDV92246Related to: Longcause House, Dartington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2017 11:01AM