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HER Number:MDV80126
Name:Lower Longwood


Typical 18th or early 19th century Devon cottage, uninhabited and in poor condition in the late 20th century.


Grid Reference:SS 496 053
Map Sheet:SS40NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHighampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Lower Longwood' shown.

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

House at Lower Longwood shown, with two ancillary buildings to the east.

Child, P., 1998, Lower Longwood, Highampton (Correspondence). SDV347336.

Typical 18th or early 19th century Devon cottage as opposed to a larger farmhouse. Additions have been made, in the form of a dairy on the back at the east end and a shippon on the west gable. The dairy encloses what appears to be a bee bole, which would have been external when the cottage was constructed. The stack in the second room is a later addition, since it blocks a window in the gable end. There is also a lean-to animal house along the whole of the rear elevation which has a sheeted roof, but which appears to have originally been somewhat smaller, when it may have had a more traditional roof finish. The cottage itself originally had a thatched roof, its walls are largely of cob with stone rubble cladding to the front elevation. The original front door appears to have been at the east end of the south front, where there are the remains of a porch. The surviving windows are two late 19th century casements. The interior detail is very plain and is not readily dateable, but would be consistent with an 18th or early 19th century date. The roof trusses look somewhat earlier and appear to be smoke blackened, but may have been re-used. Now in a derilict state. Other details: Copies of faxes attached.

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

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).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106931 ]
SDV347336Correspondence: Child, P.. 1998. Lower Longwood, Highampton. Letter. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 16 2011 9:25AM