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HER Number:MDV8750
Name:Ash House at Moor Gate Farmstead, North Bovey


Ash House at Moor Gate farmstead shown on modern mapping but not present on mid 19th century Tithe Map


Grid Reference:SX 704 830
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX78SW28
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445658
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/27
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78SW28

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ASH HOUSE (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Not shown on 19th century Tithe Map.

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

Small circular building shown on 19th century map on the eastern field boundary at 'Liapa' farmstead.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SW28, 6/5/1953 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV361523.

The massive walls of the ash house support a roof of corbelled stone above, to which rabbits have climbed and burrowed. The windows on the north-west have been blocked with loose stones and a door affixed in the doorway at the south east, a wooden one in place of the original metal one. The building is used as a byre. The walls are in a state of neglect and several slates have fallen out. At its present rate of deterioration, it will soon fall into ruin.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Small circular feature shown as 'Ash House' on modern mapping.

National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape, 445658, 06/05/1953 (Website). SDV357603.

A massively built ash house with corbelled stone roof, the walls of which are disintegrating due to neglect. The walls stand to 3.5 metres high, are 0.5 metres thick and 3.5 metres internal diameter, pierced by a blocked window on the north-west side with a dooray on the south-east, closed by a wooden door (citing Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments, 06/05/1953).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108828 ]
SDV357603Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 445658, 06/05/1953.
SDV361523Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SW28. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 6/5/1953.

Associated Monuments

MDV112113Part of: Moor Gate Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 15 2021 3:05PM