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HER Number:MDV7962
Name:White Oxen former manor house, Dean Prior

Summary

Former manor house (now farmhouse) that may date to the 17th century, although there is a date panel of 1703; this may refer to repairs following a bad storm of that year. Stone rubble construction with slate roof. Appears to be a three-room plan with a central entrance between the right hand and centre rooms and a third service room to the left.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 724 618
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/32
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (Constructed, XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD? to 1703 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

House is shown on the Tithe Map.


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

Unchanged from the Tithe Map depiction.


Reichel, O. J., 1913, The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243, 177, 202 (Article in Serial). SDV336180.

The site of a Saxon estate held in 1086 by an unreleased Englishman. Mentioned in 'Testa de Nevil'. Descents after 1285 are given.


Thorpe, J., 1943, Unknown article title (Article in Serial). SDV162410.

The only relic of the past at the former manor house called Whiteoxen is a plaster relief panel dated 1703 in one of the upper rooms.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX76SW5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162411.

Whiteoxen manor house (probably 17th century but possibly built in 1703).
The current owner has split the name to two words; 'White Oxen'. He is of opinion that 1703 date panel commemorates a repair, possibly after disastrous storm which swept south Devon in that year.
The house is stone built, of two storeys and the south-east front incorporates two light mullioned windows. Most are of granite but a few have been replaced using wood. There is a doorway of granite with a simple moulding.
The house seems not earlier than latter half of the 17th century and may even be of 1703 date, constructed in earlier fashion (8/6/1960). Photograph taken.


Department of Environment, 1986, Dean Prior, 2 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV324104.

House, formerly a farmhouse. Date 1703 on doorway lintel. Stone rubble. Slate roof both gable ends.
Appears to be a three room plan with a central entrance between the right hand and centre rooms and the third service room to the left breaks the symmetry. Lean-to outshuts to rear. Rebuilt brick chimney stacks at gable ends and axial stack at left hand of centre room. Two storeys. Long overall six-window range. Symmetrical five-windows to right and with left hand window slightly more widely spaced. Chamfered granite two light stone mullion windows with casements with leaded panes. Two windows on first floor left and one on ground floor right are wooden. Granite doorway to right of centre with moulded four centred arch and 20th century hipped slate hood.
Interior: moulded plaster overmantel over fireplace (chimney piece missing) on first floor right hand room (east) with fleu-de-lis and thistles and arabesque or animal frieze surround and date 1703. Roughly chamfered ceiling beams now exposed, and reused granite fireplace lintels.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Building is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 03/02/2017 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

DEAN PRIOR - SX 76 SW 6/3 Whiteoxen Manor House (Formerly listed as 9-2-61 Whiteoxen) - II
House, formerly a farmhouse. Date 1703 on doorway lintel. Stone rubble. Slate roof both gable ends.
Appears to be a three room plan with a central entrance between the right hand and centre rooms and the third service room to the left breaks the symmetry. Lean-to outshuts to rear. Rebuilt brick chimney stacks at gable ends and axial stack at left hand of centre room. Two storeys. Long overall six-window range. Symmetrical five-windows to right and with left hand window slightly more widely spaced. Chamfered granite two light stone mullion windows with casements with leaded panes. Two windows on first floor left and one on ground floor right are wooden. Granite doorway to right of centre with moulded four centred arch and C20 hipped slate hood.
Interior: Moulded plaster overmantel over fireplace (chimney piece missing) on first floor right hand room (east) with fleur-de-lis and thistles and arabesque or animal frieze surround and date 1703. Roughly chamfered ceiling beams now exposed, and reused granite fireplace lintels.
Listing NGR: SX7240461881

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162410Article in Serial: Thorpe, J.. 1943. Unknown article title. Country Life. 93. Unknown.
SDV162411Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX76SW5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV324104List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Dean Prior. Historic Houses Register. 2.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336180Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1913. The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 45. A5 Hardback. 177, 202.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #106422 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 03/02/2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV77461Part of: White Oxen Manor, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2017 9:56AM