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HER Number:MDV80270
Name:Outbuildings at Gregory's Forge, Chagford

Summary

Range of nine late 19th century two-storey granite rubble outbuildings. Main fabric of the buildings survived largely unaltered at the time of the survey in December 2007, associated with an application to convert for residential use.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 699 875
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OUTBUILDING (XIX - 1860 AD? to 1899 AD (Between))
  • FORGE (Built, XIX to XX - 1880 AD to 1950 AD? (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Only one building on the western range is depicted on the Tithe map, indicating that much of the building took place between around 1840 and the 1880s, when the First Edition map shows the whole range in existence.


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

Range of outbuildings shown on the First Edition map.


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


Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 20, 28, 112-3 (Monograph). SDV356605.

Gregory's Court and forge was behind the shop frontage on Mill Street. Possible photograph dated around 1900 of Gregory's Forge shown.


Wakeham, C. S., 2008, Archaeological Building Survey of outbuildings at Gregory's Forge and a garden at Chapel Cottage, Chagford, 3-6 (Report - Survey). SDV347435.

Survey in December 2007, associated with an application to convert for residential use. Range of nine two-storey sheds and a lofted covered way, forming a rough U shape. These structures were constructed some time between 1840 and the 1880s, when they are first depicted on the cartographic resources. The buildings have undergone minimal external alteration, apart from the roof of the south range. Additionally, several internal dividing walls have been removed. No features recorded suggested a use of anything other than storage. The individual lofts were accessed by ladders.
According to a local resident, the sheds were individually allocated to the nine cottages within Gregory’s Court and were built by members of the Stone family for the tenants of their cottages. The cottages also had their own individual plots or allotments south of the buildings and the sheds were used to store seeds, tools etc.
An unusual example of late 19th century utility buildings individually allocated to the use of specific properties, along with strips of land.


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).
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107072 ]
SDV347435Report - Survey: Wakeham, C. S.. 2008. Archaeological Building Survey of outbuildings at Gregory's Forge and a garden at Chapel Cottage, Chagford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 08.09. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 3-6.
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 20, 28, 112-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV33264Related to: 10 Mill Street, Chagford (Building)
MDV122184Related to: 3-4 Gregory's Court, Chagford (Building)
MDV114212Related to: 5-7 Gregory's Court, Chagford (Building)
MDV106914Related to: Chagford Fire and Rescue Station, Lower Street (Building)
MDV80271Related to: Chapel Cottage garden, Chagford (Park/Garden)
MDV33263Related to: Chapel Cottage, Mill Street, Chagford (Building)
MDV114129Related to: Lloyds Bank, Chagford (Building)
MDV106928Related to: Old Fire Station, Manor Road, Chagford (Building)
MDV106931Related to: The Old Rex Cinema, Chagford (Building)
MDV114098Related to: The Vulcan Ironworks, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5109 - Building survey at Gregory's Forge, Chagford

Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2018 11:14AM