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HER Number:MDV80129
Name:School House, Pound Street, Moretonhampstead


Old School House building on Pound Street, Moretonhampstead. Thought to date to the mid-late 19th century. Some modern features but retains much of the original charm and is thought to have been sympathetically renovated internally as a dwelling.


Grid Reference:SX 752 859
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XXI - 1840 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Building thought to be the school depicted on the Tithe Map (approximately 1840, set within plot numbered 1404.

Friend, G., 1989, Memories of Moretonhampstead, 62-67 (Monograph). SDV347146.

Pound Street National Boy’s School was established in 1840 in an old store and in 1857 there were around 100 children at the school. Appears to have remained in use as an infant school until the 1960s.

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

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Staff Training Day worksheet (Worksheet). SDV347337.

Late 19th century girls school house with some modern features. Timber-painted grey double glazed windows, galvanised rainwater goods and roof light. Deep window recesses (interior). A local resident stated that the building has been renovated sympathetically and there is a stove inside with a pipe in the floor to heat pasties. Other details: Staff Training Day worksheet.

2011, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV347341.

View of the School House from the south-west.
(20110615-DNPA-School House-HER-80129) Other details: P:\Archaeology\HER.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106934 ]
SDV347146Monograph: Friend, G.. 1989. Memories of Moretonhampstead. Memories of Moretonhampstead. A4 Hardback. 62-67.
SDV347337Worksheet: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. Staff Training Day worksheet. Worksheet. A5 Stapled.
SDV347341Photograph: 2011. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV114830Related to: 29-39 Pound Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV80253Related to: Greenhill Primary School, Fore Street (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5095 - Moretonhampstead assessment training day

Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2016 9:58AM