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HER Number:MDV8266
Name:Rushford Barton, Chagford

Summary

Site of former mansion house. According to Swete, writing in 1797, there was once a house of some consequence at Rushford but that instead of a mansion house there was now a neat farmhouse. The house was gutted by fire in about 1913 and the present interior and windows are modern.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 707 891
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/36
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78NW14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANSION HOUSE (VIII to XXI - 701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica, 97 (Monograph). SDV323771.


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

Rushford Barton marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map as also being the site of the Remains of a Barton.


Reichel, O. J., 1912, Early Descents of the Manors in the Wonford Hundred, 325 (Article in Serial). SDV38843.

Saxon estate and Domesday manor of Risfort. Edwy was one of the few Saxons to retain his estate after the conquest.


Reichel, O. J., 1912, The Domesday Hundred of Wenford or Wonford, 281,285,292,303,307 (Article in Serial). SDV38842.


Department of Environment, 1960, Okehampton RD, 8 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV275388.

A two storey 17th century building, much restored (Grade III).


Osborne, F., 1963, 31st Report on Parochial History, 69 (Article in Serial). SDV21194.

Cited as one of five manors in Chagford before 1600.


Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.), 2000, Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4, 35 (Monograph). SDV339713.

In his description of a tour of Dartmoor in 1797, Swete records that Rushford 'had formerly been a House of some consequence and a Chapel that had been demolish'd by its last Proprietor Major Hoare; the Estate now belongs to Mr. Fellowes on which instead of the old Mansion there is now a neat Farm House'.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX78NW14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV258128.

Remains of a medieval Barton, seat of the Hoare family from the time of Richard II, the principal branch becoming extinct about 1726.
Site visit 19th March 1953. The house was gutted by fire about 1913 and the present interior is modern. The walls are of cut granite blocks. The windows are modern. No obvious feature by which to date the house. Two blocks above and near the doorway have at one time served some other purpose, each being channelled with a deep groove 1 metre long and two grooves, 0.5 metres long, crossing at right angles.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21194Article in Serial: Osborne, F.. 1963. 31st Report on Parochial History. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 95. Unknown. 69.
SDV258128Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX78NW14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV275388List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Okehampton RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 8.
SDV323771Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown. 97.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339713Monograph: Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.). 2000. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Sw. 4. Hardback Volume. 35.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108294 ]
SDV38842Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1912. The Domesday Hundred of Wenford or Wonford. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. A5 Hardback. 281,285,292,303,307.
SDV38843Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1912. Early Descents of the Manors in the Wonford Hundred. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. A5 Hardback. 325.

Associated Monuments

MDV77213Part of: Rushford Barton, Chagford (Monument)
MDV8250Related to: Rushford Chapel, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2012 9:46AM