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HER Number:MDV80713
Name:Lower Cadworthy House, Meavy


Early 19th century granite farmhouse at Lower Cadworthy, Meavy. Rare features include a solid staircase with granite treads. In use at time of survey for residential courses.


Grid Reference:SX 549 643
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1826 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Farmhouse depicted on the Tithe Map of 'Cadworthy' farm, Meavy (number 793).

National Trust, 1990, Lower Cadworthy House, Upper Plym (Report - Survey). SDV347831.

Early 19th century farmhouse with simple interior which is unspoiled. A rare feature is the solid staircase with granite treads. Date of construction thought to be 1826 (datestone over entrance). Two-storey granite building with rubble stone stacks. Metal framed windows have been inserted in the mid-late 20th century (earlier windows were horned sash type). Three blocked openings; two windows on the north-west elevation, and possible doorway or stairs window on the south-east. King-post truss roof.
Used at time of the survey as the Kingsbridge School Centre for Residential Courses.

Berry, N., 2005, Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy, Devon, 8 (Report - Survey). SDV360144.

'Lower Cadworthy' was offered for sale in 1804 and consisted of 'a good farmhouse with all its convenient outhouses'.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107501 ]
SDV347831Report - Survey: National Trust. 1990. Lower Cadworthy House, Upper Plym. National Trust Report. P1/17. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV360144Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2005. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Comb Bound. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV77828Part of: Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV80714Related to: Barn at Lower Cadworthy, Meavy (Building)
MDV80715Related to: Pigsty and store at Lower Cadworthy, Meavy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7251 - Lower Cadworthy Farm: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 4:32PM