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HER Number:MDV77452
Name:Ring O' Bells, Hexworthy Farm


Farmstead dates to at least the 18th century, based on the age of the house. Depicted on the 1840s Tithe Map and late 19th century historic map when the farm developed, the layout appears unchanged since the late 19th century. The farm buildings range from early to late 19th century in date.


Grid Reference:SX 654 727
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Constructed, XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Marked on the Lydford Tithe Map as a tenement at Hexworthy; 1114 on the Apportionment. 'Dwelling house and gardens', owned and occupied by Philip Michelmore. The single dwelling is a rectangular building aligned north-west by south-east at right angles to the lane that borders the plot on the eastern side. Two small structures adjoin it on the south-western side, at the north-west and south-eastern ends.

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

By the later 19th century, the farm has developed and has three new ranges of buildings shown, bordering the farm on the north, south and western sides. The farmhouse may have been altered/extended by this time.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 04/03/1997.

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

The modern mapping shows the layout of the farm is largely unchanged since the late 19th century, and it's possible that a certain amount of historic fabric has been retained in the surviving buildings.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
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: #104413 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV123025Parent of: Cart House 25 metres south-west of the Ring O' Bells (Building)
MDV123021Parent of: Ring O' Bells Farmhouse, Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123024Parent of: Shippon and stable south-west of the Ring O' Bells (Building)
MDV123026Parent of: Shippon north of the Ring O' Bells (Building)
MDV123028Related to: Cart shed east of Thimble Hall, Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123027Related to: Cart shed north-east of the Ring O' Bells (Building)
MDV123030Related to: Eastern farmstead at Hexworthy (Monument)
MDV123029Related to: Pig house adjoining cart shed at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV117420Related to: Schoolroom at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV54463Related to: Tavistock to Ashburton pack-horse track (Monument)
MDV93032Related to: The Old Farm House, Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123022Related to: Western farmstead at Hexworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2018 2:45PM