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HER Number:MDV52799
Name:Smith Hill farmhouse, Lydford

Summary

18th century farmhouse with colourwashed granite rubble walls. Thatched roof, hipped to left, gabled to right. This farmhouse has a traditional three-room plan despite its later date; it survives in a substantially unaltered state in a very isolated moorland setting.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 632 753
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NW186
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/287

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Dwelling is shown on the Tithe Map; 846 on the Lydford apportionment.


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

Smith Hill Farm is shown on the late 19th century historic mapping.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1989, Notes on Smith Hill farmhouse (Un-published). SDV262869.

26/7/1989 Smith Hill farmhouse; 19th century. Externally the house is as described by the Department of Environment, the interior has not been examined.


Department of Environment, 1994, Lydford, 11, (28/10/1994) (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV262868.

Smith Hill Farmhouse. 18th century. Colourwashed granite rubble walls. Thatched roof, hipped to left, gabled to right. Two rendered stacks - one axial and one at gable end.
Plan: three rooms in a row each heated - the left-hand two rooms with back to back axial fireplaces. Direct entry, probably into central room although the partition between this and the right-hand room has now been removed. Entry also into left-hand room although this may not be original. Outshut added at rear of left-hand room in 19th century.
Exterior: two storeys. Asymmetrical three-window front of 20th century casements in small openings. 20th century gabled porch towards left end and plank door to right of centre. At rear is outshut to right. To left of centre on rear elevation is original two-light window with central square section timber mullion and leaded lights.
Interior: all three rooms retain their plain granite-frame fireplaces.
Roof: has 18th century or 19th century A-frame timbers.
This farmhouse has a traditional three-room plan despite its later date; it survives in a substantially unaltered state in a very isolated moorland setting.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262868List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1994. Lydford. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 11, (28/10/1994).
SDV262869Un-published: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1989. Notes on Smith Hill farmhouse.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94438 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV77454Part of: Smith Hill Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2018 2:26PM