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HER Number:MDV7047
Name:Salcombe, The Moult


Moult was one of the first villas to be built in Salcombe in 1764.


Grid Reference:SX 729 379
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANSION HOUSE (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX73NW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV157329.

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 136SW (Cartographic). SDV157332.

English Heritage, 1949, Salcombe (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336006.

The Moult. Comnmenced 1764, added to in 1785. Encased in Tudor style and extended in early 19th century. J. A. Froude said to have written his History here. Five gables, south east, (seaward) with large boards. Stucco.
Linked by stone wall, 14 feet high, is a charming 18th century summerhouse with wood trellis and thatched roof. Other details: LBS 397540.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 470 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Department of Environment, 1974, Salcombe UD, 19 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV157308.

'Moult on Site of Mansion' marked on Ordanance Survey 6 inch (1905) revision of 1883-4. Shown but not marked on 1963 map. The Moult dates from 1764, being the first 'Villa' to be built as Salcombe began to attract residents. Extended in 1785 and early 19th century. In Tudor style, with five gables on the seaward side.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV174932.

Griffith, F. M., 1995, DAP/YO, 7-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV156001.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156001Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/YO. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7-8.
SDV157308List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1974. Salcombe UD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 19.
SDV157329Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX73NW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card.
SDV157332Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 136SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV174932Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.58. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 470.
SDV336006List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 1949. Salcombe. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV72622Related to: Salcombe, 'Moult Farm' (Building)
MDV72624Related to: Salcombe, The Moult, former Coach House and Stables (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3824 - DAP/YO
  • EDV3826 - Archaeological assessment of SWW Salcombe marine discharge scheme

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2006 12:33PM