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HER Number:MDV6403
Name:Ruined buildings at Cocks Lake


Medieval house in newtake. Described as a house in ruins at the time of the 1840s Tithe apportionment, remains of ruined walls can still be seen. Site of a school? (See related record).


Grid Reference:SX 653 742
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Single building shown on Tithe Map. Plot 997: Coxlake 'House in ruins, and Wall Park', owned by Thomas Hannaford, occupied by Robert French.

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

Single east-west aligned rectangular building shown on the late 19th century historic map (as on the Tithe Map), attached to the western boundary of the homestead.

Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 173 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Cocks Lake (SX654743); Building 90 feet by 15 feet including small dwelling on the south side, showing remains of a doorway and two windows; very overgrown by thorn thicket with two small enclosures in newtake (citing Burnard, p. 45).

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, Site 30, Lydford, Table 2, (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

No further details in this report.

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

Various ruined walls are shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 173.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. Site 30, Lydford, Table 2,.
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: #113502 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6415Part of: Cocks Lake Farmstead south of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2018 3:40PM