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HER Number:MDV8268
Name:Ash House at deserted site north-west of Linscott


Yelworthy or Yalworthy Ash house. Probably 18th century. Granite rubble walls with corbelled granite roof. Circular plan with loading hatch on south-east side and doorway on opposite wall.


Grid Reference:SX 733 878
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/38
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ASH HOUSE (Unknown date)

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 415-16 (Monograph). SDV231148.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78NW8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV326428.

(21/3/1953) Ash house. A circular building of roughly hewn granite 4 metres in diameter and 4 metres high with a corbelled granite roof and cement floor. A plain rectangular doorway is on the north side and a small square window on the southeast. Strongly constructed, it is still complete though overgrown with ivy.
This is an ash house. The house to which it belonged, as evidenced by a levelled area set into the adjacent slope, was situated to the south at SX73378784. It was called Yelworthy (personal comment B. L. E. Mesurier (21/1/1980).

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

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

Ash house. Probably C18. Granite rubble walls with corbelled granite roof. Circular plan with loading hatch on south-east side and doorway on opposite wall. The 1840 Tithe Map marks a home at this site called Yelworthy of which only the level site now remains to the south of the ash house. Source: S.M.R.
Date: 1985
Listing NGR: SX7338087870

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 415-16.
SDV326428Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78NW8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. Photograph?. [Mapped feature: #108296 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15157Part of: Yalworthy Deserted Settlement, Moretonhamstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 11 2018 10:48AM