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HER Number:MDV67144
Name:Outbuildings at Blachford House, Cornwood


19th century L-shaped series of outbuildings at south end of Blachford House, Cornwood. Included in the curtilage of the listed main house. Originally enclosed a narrow rectangular courtyard and included stables and kennels in close proximity to the main house.


Grid Reference:SX 612 599
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/114/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 99130

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OUTBUILDING (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Outbuildings depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s).

Waterhouse, R., 2003, Outbuildings at Blachford House, Cornwood (Report - Survey). SDV141423.

The 19th century l-shaped outbuildings to the southeast of 'Blachford' House originally enclosed a narrow rectangular courtyard. The south and west ranges have been demolished as well as the north end of the east range. The remaining buildings of granite and slate rubble were surveyed in 2003 and included the stables and the remains of the kennels. The buildings incorporated several examples of reused 16th century and 17th century carved stone.
The outbuildings covered in this report were inserted into the court at the eastern end of the house sometime before 1842, when this part of the house was reduced in status by the creation of the present south front.
Report features detailed phased description of the development of the buildings in this complex. The function of these buildings is difficult to interpret, due to the lack of remains but they probably served a domestic function due to their proximity to the house. The enclosed courtyard may have served as a horse exercise yard in the later phases and kennels were also included in the complex.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Waterhouse, R., Unknown, Stable Block at Blatchford House: Schedule of Works (Un-published). SDV355463.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141423Report - Survey: Waterhouse, R.. 2003. Outbuildings at Blachford House, Cornwood. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #98376 ]
SDV355463Un-published: Waterhouse, R.. Unknown. Stable Block at Blatchford House: Schedule of Works. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV23538Related to: Blachford House, Cornwood (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5206 - Survey of outbuildings at Blachford House, Cornwood

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 4:02PM