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HER Number:MDV93032
Name:The Old Farm House, Hexworthy


The Old Farm House in Hexworthy of the 17th century possibly with earlier origins. The building is shown on 19th century maps and listed in the Tithe Map Apportionment as 'Tenement at Hexworthy'


Grid Reference:SX 654 728
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building shown on 19th century Tithe Map. The Apportionment for 'Tenement at Hexworthy' lists Field Number 1116 as 'Dwelling House Garden & C'.

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

Building shown on 19th century map.

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

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

House, formerly farmhouse. 17th century possibly with earlier origins. Granite rubble walls. Thatched roof gabled to right hipped to left. 2 rendered rubble stacks 1 at right gable end and 1 axial. Plan: At present 3-room plan with right-hand room heated by end stack and central- room by axial stack at its left end. Entrance into central room. It is unlikely, however, that this is the original arrangement, the unheated left-hand room appears to be an addition and the house may have been truncated at the right-hand end. Behind the right-hand room is a projection the purpose of which is unclear. Exterior: two storeys. Low irregular elevation built into the higher ground at the rear. Asymmetrical 2-window front of 20th century casements, first floor window to. left of centre is in half dormer. Stone leanto porch to right with 20th century plank door. Rectangular projection behind right-hand end. Interior of room to left of entrance has open fireplace with roughly chamfered wooden lintel and stone oven. Wany insubstantial cross beams which are roughly chamfered. Roof timbers completely replaced in 20th century. Hexworthy was one of the 17 Ancient Tenements of the Forest of Dartmoor.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Hexworthy farmhouse (Un-published). SDV352501.

Hexworthy longhouse.

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.
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: #109628 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Hexworthy farmhouse.

Associated Monuments

MDV123035Part of: North-west farmstead at Hexworthy (Monument)
MDV123034Related to: Farm building east of the Old Farmhouse at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV6413Related to: North-east farmstead at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123033Related to: Pig house north-east of the Old Farmhouse at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123021Related to: Ring O' Bells Farmhouse, Hexworthy (Building)
MDV77452Related to: Ring O' Bells, Hexworthy Farm (Monument)
MDV117420Related to: Schoolroom at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123023Related to: Thimble Hall, Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123022Related to: Western farmstead at Hexworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2018 4:40PM