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HER Number:MDV4355
Name:Hall Folly an 18th century summer house, Harford


Remains of Hall Folly an 18th century summer house.


Grid Reference:SX 635 600
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW56
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/93
  • Pastscape: 442342

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOLLY (Constructed, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 401 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Worth, R.H., 1948, Transactions of the Devonshire Association (Article in Serial). SDV362505.

Site visited on 16th December 1948. Remains of Hall Folly. An 18th century summer house.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

Site visited on 9th May 1978. Hall Pleasure House. Early maps including Donn 1765, mark a "Pleasure House" belonging to Hall, a house and farm near to Harford Bridge. The site is still recognisable in the plantation known as "Hall Plantation", but is now all overgrown with trees, and only slight vestiges of the old stonework can be seen. No description of the building appears to have been found. The house was evidently an 18th century structure probably put up in the time Hall was occupied by the Chudleigh family.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442342, SX66SW56 (Website). SDV363416.

Remains of Hall Folly, an 18th century summer house.
Field Investigation on 18th August 1977. At SX 63526007 the ruins of this summerhouse lie on the summit of a small hill at 275 metres above OD.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 401.
SDV362505Article in Serial: Worth, R.H.. 1948. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. . 80.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442342, SX66SW56. [Mapped feature: #26129 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV78079Related to: Hall Farm, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2021 11:13AM