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HER Number:MDV53954
Name:Mount Boone House

Summary

Mount Boone House, mentioned in the early 17th century and shown on 19th and early 20th century maps. Site developed for housing by mid 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 875 515
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/320

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Mount Boone' shown.


Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Map object based on this source.


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

Site of 'Mount Boone House' shown as a large irregular shaped building to the northwest of Dartmouth.


Ordnance Survey, 1891, 127SE (Cartographic). SDV341256.

'Mount Boone House' shown on 1891 map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Large house, apparently roofless, shown.


Ordnance Survey, 1938, 127SE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV337477.

Not present on 1938 map.


Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth STW (Old Mill Scheme), 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV341209.

Mount Boone House. The place name 'Mount' often indicated a Civil War defensive position. Donne's map of 1765 showa Mount Gilpin just to the east. Gilpin was a parliamentary gunner. The site of the present Mount Gilpin House is on Clarence Hill at SX876515.


Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 155-6 (Monograph). SDV671.

Mount Boone in Dartmouth was formerly known as Place. The mansion was renamed in the early 17th century. It was home to the families of Boone and Harris and in 1724 the Seale family. Stockdale described it as a Gothic structure on a bold eminence overlooking Dartmouth. The mansion was set within a walled enclosure which was turned into parkland. The estate was broken up after 1873 and sold as building lots in 1899. Some of the walls may have survived.


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

Map object based on this source.


Brown, J., 2013, Mr Seale's Woods: The Eighteenth Century Landscape of Mount Boone, Dartmouth, 13-17 (Article in Serial). SDV357310.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337477Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 127SE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341209Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth STW (Old Mill Scheme). Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.27. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV341256Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1891. 127SE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
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.
SDV357310Article in Serial: Brown, J.. 2013. Mr Seale's Woods: The Eighteenth Century Landscape of Mount Boone, Dartmouth. The Devon Gardens Trust Journal. 3. A4 Paperback + Digital. 13-17.
SDV671Monograph: Gray, T.. 1995. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. Paperback Volume. 155-6.

Associated Monuments

MDV49960Related to: Hermitage Castle, Old Mill Creek (Building)
MDV55604Related to: Mount Boone Farm (Monument)
MDV75022Related to: Mount Boone House Boundary Wall (Building)
MDV108273Related to: Mount Boone Landscaped Park and Gardens (Park/Garden)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2014 2:49PM