HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV49006
Name:The former White Thorn Inn (now cottages), Shaugh Prior


Inn dating to the 19th century is depicted on late 19th and early 20th century historic maps. Replaced by the new White Thorn Inn built in the 1930s just to the north-west. William Crossing refers to this inn and mentions the peat fire which wasn't allowed to go out; when he saw it in 1873 it had been burning for at least 40 years.


Grid Reference:SX 542 630
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/319

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1850 AD (Between))
  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (Altered, XX to World War II - 1930 AD to 1939 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Building depicted on the mid 19th century Tithe Map.

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

'White Thorn Inn' depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 141-142 (Monograph). SDV359976.

The original White Thorn Inn is now White Thorn Cottage, situated a few yards away on the opposite side of the car park. This building is over 200 years ago and is rumoured that, like the Warren House Inn, there was a peat fire burning there that hadn't been allowed to go out for almost 160 years. William Crossing refers to it in his Guide To Dartmoor; when he saw it in 1873 it had been burning for at least 40 years.

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

Building is depicted on the modern mapping, just to the south-east of the current White Thorn Inn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93392 ]
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 141-142.

Associated Monuments

MDV76848Related to: Lower Uppershaugh farm, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV118551Related to: The White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 31 2017 11:20AM