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HER Number:MDV6187
Name:Ash house at Yellands, Chagford


Circular ash house near the entrance to Yellands Farm. Massive granite rubble construction with conical roof made up of granite slabs covered with turf. Probably 19th century. Listed.


Grid Reference:SX 698 853
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/65/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ASH HOUSE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Yellands. Ash house structure is depicted on the late 19th century historic map, near the entrance to the farm, although is shown as a rough square, rather than circular. Doesn't appear to be shown on the 1840s Tithe Map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX68NE50 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV273516.

Ash house at Yellands. Ash house still in good condition now used as a gravel store it once possessed an iron door. House is of massive construction with circular walling and a corbelled stone roof the outside of which is now grass grown. Doorway at the south-east, and the window with its sloping inwards lower edge over which the hot ashes were poured is on the north-east (6/5/1953).

Department of Environment, 1987, Chagford, 77 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350463.

Ash house. Probably 19th century. Granite rubble with roughly dressed blocks round the window and doorway. Circular ash house. Its conical roof is made up corbelled slabs of granite and covered with turf. The ash window on the north-east side has never contained a window-frame. Surprisingly the window is situated away from the farmhouse. The doorway is on the south-east side. It once had an iron door.

Bennett, M., 2016, Images of ash house, Yellands, 02/02/2016 (Photograph). SDV361776.

Two photographs taken in February 2016 of the circular ash house at Yellands. Appears to be in a stable condition with evidence of an area of repair work / repointing at the base.

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

Circular structure is shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273516Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX68NE50. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350463List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Chagford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 77.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96891 ]
SDV361776Photograph: Bennett, M.. 2016. Images of ash house, Yellands. Digital. 02/02/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV77357Part of: Yellands, Chagford (Monument)
MDV33337Related to: Yellands Farmhouse and adjoining barn, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4795 - Repair to Ash House at Yellands Farm

Date Last Edited:Sep 21 2018 11:32AM