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HER Number:MDV54422
Name:Dunnabridge Pound farmhouse

Summary

Late 16th / early 17th century farmhouse possibly with earlier origins. 19th century addition. Granite rubble walls incorporating some very large blocks. Gable ended slate roof in catslide over outshut at rear. Survey in 1988 recorded the dwelling in a very good state of repair but much renovated externally. The doors and casement windows were new, the lean-to and the roof re-slated, and a roof light had been inserted in the north-west pitch.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 645 746
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SW 87
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/401
  • Pastscape: 909862

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XVII - 1575 AD to 1635 AD (Between))

Full description

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV249702.

Dunnabridge Pound Farm was part of the ancient tenement hamlet and for a longtime the homestead of the pound-keeper. The present building is of mainly 15th century work on older foundations; it is now used as a hay store.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

LYDFORD SX 67 SW 15/5 Dunnabridge Pound Farmhouse - GV II
Farmhouse. Circa late C16/early C17 possibly with earlier origins. C19 addition. Granite rubble walls incorporating some very large blocks. Gable ended slate roof in catslide over outshut at rear.
2 gable end stacks of roughly dressed granite blocks with dripstones, the right-hand are projects and has a granite cap. Plan: originally likely to have been. longhouse whose shippon at left-hand (downhill) end has been demolished and the through passage reduced to a leanto. Hall fireplace backs onto passage with newel stairs to its rear, inner room heated by gable end fireplace. Outshut added along rear wall in C19.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front of late C20 2-light casements. The stonework is continuous into a leanto against the left-hand gable end which has a C20 plank door at the front. Outshut along rear wall almost to right-hand end.
Interior: Hall fireplace has massive granite lintel, roughly dressed, with a monolithic granite jamb to the left. Stone bread oven in right-hand side which fits in space below adjoining stone newel stairs. Heavy wany chamfered cross beam. Inner room fireplace partly filled in, also has rough granite lintel. Dunnabridge was one of the 17 Ancient Tenements of the Forest of Dartmoor first mentioned in Documents in 1305. This building forms part of a traditional and unspoilt small moorland farm group.
Listing NGR: SX6450374645.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 04/10/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

SX 64507465. The dwelling is in a very good state of repair but much renovated externally. The doors and casement windows are new, the lean-to and the roof re-slated, and a roof light has been inserted in the north-west pitch.
The building to the south has a corrugated iron roof and a lean-to garage; there is a narrow window light at each end and an access door to the roof sace. Two small windows and a door have been inserted in the long north-west wall.
The barn to the south-east is presently being converted into a two storey building. The roof has been removed, the back wall is being heightened and internally lined with a block wall (citing Fletcher, M. J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 11/05/1988).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94877 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 04/10/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV78078Part of: Dunnabridge Pound Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV35588Related to: Barn 10 metres south-east of Dunnabridge Pound farmhouse (Building)
MDV35589Related to: Farm building south of Dunnabridge Pound farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 4 2016 10:55AM