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HER Number:MDV8244
Name:Ash House at Nattadon Farm, Chagford


Ash house east of Nattadon Farmhouse. 18th or 19th century. Granite stone rubble with large roughly-dressed granite quoins to the window and door.


Grid Reference:SX 706 869
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ASH HOUSE (XVIII to XX - 1751 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Ash house structure is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Anonymous, 1927, Corbelling, 102 (Article in Serial). SDV257456.

Originally winnowing hut. Built in to slope of hill by roadside window at back to catch the wind. On windy days sufficient air flows through the hut to winnow grain.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1980, Ash Houses letter (Correspondence). SDV257454.

Ash house at Nattadon Farm may date to the 16th or 17th century. Most ash houses had gone out of use by 1900. This structure is a Grade III listed building.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Ash house approximately 10 metres east of Nattadon Farmhouse. C18 or C19. Granite stone rubble with large roughly-dressed granite quoins to the window and door. Small building circular in plan with a conical roof of corbelled slabs of granite. There is a doorway in the north side and window in the south-west side neither of which contain any frames. Ash houses like this are very picturesque and are now relatively scarce.
Date: 1952
Listing NGR: SX7060686920

Sources / Further Reading

SDV257454Correspondence: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1980. Ash Houses letter. Letter. Digital.
SDV257456Article in Serial: Anonymous. 1927. Corbelling. Antiquity. 1. Unknown. 102.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108260 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV33188Part of: Nattadon Farmstead, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2014 1:27PM