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HER Number:MDV75036
Name:Beacon Parks Barn


Beacon Parks formerly Waterpool Barn shown on 19th century map to the west of Jawbone Hill with more buildings around the yard


Grid Reference:SX 872 507
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKE FLEMING

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Waterpool Barn' shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings and small enclosures around an irregular shaped yard.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Beacon Parks' shown on early 20th century map with only three buildings remaining around the yard.

Waterhouse, R., 2003, Beacon Parks Barn, Dartmouth: An Archaeological Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV355471.

The group of farm buildings at Beacon Parks Barn show clear signs of having been constructed between 1841 and 1884 as a field barn and linhay, on a small agricultural estate. The bank barn, raised above a shippon, with a storied linhay alongside, fronting a cattle yard, is typical. However, the provision of a gabled porch to the barn with root house beneath, the rare design of the barn roof structure, the detached stable with hayloft above, and the general high quality architectural features of the buildings, are unusual. See report for full details.

Ordnance Survey, 2008, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV340009.

'Beacon Parks' shown on modern mapping as a single building with a 'Spring' to the north.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340009Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2008. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Digital.
SDV355471Report - Assessment: Waterhouse, R.. 2003. Beacon Parks Barn, Dartmouth: An Archaeological Assessment. Robert Waterhouse Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2015 4:19PM