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HER Number:MDV49443
Name:Skylark Inn, Clearbrook


May date from the late 18th century; started as a farmhouse but became an ale house for miners in 1790. Many changes internally and externally.


Grid Reference:SX 521 655
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/163

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD? to 1790 AD (Between))
  • INN (Altered, XVIII to XIX - 1790 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The 'Skylark Inn' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 113-114 (Monograph). SDV359976.

The Skylark Inn is thought to have been built in the early 18th century; the first record of it is from 1780 when it was just an isolated farmhouse. Ten years later, in 1790 it became an ale house for the miners working at the nearby Yeoland tin mine. Many alterations over the years. The original front doorway had two doors; one opened into the public bar and the other opened into the private bar which was more comfortable but where you paid more for drinks. In 1950 the two bars and original slate-floored kitchen were all knocked into one room.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

'Skylark Inn (public house)' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93505 ]
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 113-114.

Associated Monuments

MDV49444Related to: Buckland Monachorum Post Office (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2017 1:12PM