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HER Number:MDV9139
Name:Castle Dyke Farm, 49 Highweek Village, Newton Abbot


16th or 17th century Castle Dyke Farm house at No 49 in Highweek village. Two storey rendered building with steeply pitched slate roof and tall rendered stack finished in brick to front right.


Grid Reference:SX 846 720
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SW/17
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 464413

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVI to XVII - 1501 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX87SW 7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV338560.

Ministry of Works, 1946, Newton Abbot RD (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338559.

16th or 17th century entrance porch with granite piers now incorporated in walls. Original doors with ironwork and frame. Oak moulded partition internally.

Woolner, D. + Woolner, A., 1953, Castle Dyke, Highweek, Newton Abbot, 133-8 (Article in Serial). SDV338558.

Castle Dyke Farm house (formely Ditch Farm) in Highweek village. 16th or 17th century building may lie partly in bailey ditch of the motte at Castle Dyke, and partly in the entrance to the bailey from the north.

Devon County Council, 1975, Newton Abbot Town Trails, 58 (Article in Monograph). SDV352459.

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 25 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Late 16th to early 17th century with 19th century alterations. Two storeys rendered. Half-hipped slate roof. Right side projecting porch of 2-storeys with gable. Two granite pillars now incorporated in walls. Original doors with ironwork and frame. One 19th century dormer and left side 19th century 2-storey projecting wing with 2 sashes. This is No 47.

Waterman CPM Ltd, 2006, Mile End, Newton Abbot: Archaeological Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV338555.

Other details: Appendix 2.

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

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Castle Dyke Farm and attached outbuilding and rubblestone wall, 49 Highweek Village. Formerly listed as High Week village (South side) Nos 47 and 49 Castle Dyke Farm. Farmhouse, now house. Late 16th/early 17th century with alterations. MATERIALS: rendered, steeply-pitched crested slate roof half-hipped to the right, tall rendered stack finished in brick to the front right. PLAN: rectangular with a projecting gabled porch to the right of centre, central hall heated by rear lateral stack and a single-storey lean-to to the front right; No.47 forms a cross wing to the left. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 2-window range. Porch has a 19th century horned 6/6-pane sash window in a forward frame to the first floor. The porch below is supported at the corners by granite columns with rounded capitals now incorporated into the enclosing walls, that to the front with a plain semicircular arch. The 17th century studded oak door of 3 wide planks has heavy wrought-iron strap hinges and a moulded lintel. The range to the left, attached to No.47 has 19th century two-light casement windows to the ground floor and a gabled dormer. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rubblestone wall approx 5 metres high attached to the front right corner extends forward approx 30 metres to meet on the left a frontage wall with quartz blocks to piers and on the right an 18th century outbuilding adjacent to the road. Outbuilding is of uncoursed local rubble with hipped corrugated-iron roof: timber lintel over central throughway; rear elevation has doveholes beneath eaves, timber lintels over loft and window openings, doorway to stable on right. Date listed: 16th July 1949. Amended: 11th December 1996.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 25.
SDV338555Report - Assessment: Waterman CPM Ltd. 2006. Mile End, Newton Abbot: Archaeological Assessment. Waterman CPM Ltd. H2051_03b. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV338558Article in Serial: Woolner, D. + Woolner, A.. 1953. Castle Dyke, Highweek, Newton Abbot. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 85. A5 Hardback. 133-8.
SDV338559List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Ministry of Works. 1946. Newton Abbot RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
SDV338560Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX87SW 7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109340 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV352459Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Newton Abbot Town Trails. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 58.

Associated Monuments

MDV9146Related to: Castle Dyke, Highweek, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV73711Related to: High Castle Dyke Farm, 47 Highweek Village, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4236 - Mile End, Newton Abbot

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2014 3:55PM