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HER Number:MDV93207
Name:Cockingford Farmhouse


Farmhouse, formerly a mill and mill house. Probably late 17th century or 18th century, with additions.


Grid Reference:SX 716 750
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, XVII to XVIII - 1650 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

Farmhouse, formerly a mill and mill house. Probably late 17th century or 18th century, with additions. Granite rubble. Slated roof. Rendered chimneystack on left-hand gable; granite ashlar stack on ridge, off-centre to left. Single-depth plan. Two storeys with single-storey lean-tos at front and rear. Three windows wide; 20th century wood casements.
Ground storey has two old plank doors, one between the two windows, the other at right- hand end. At extreme right-hand end is a pent-roofed projection. At left-hand end, set back a little, is a shippon with loft over. This has three doorways in ground storey, the left-hand two with granite slabs as lintels, the right-hand one wider with a shallow segmental arch having well-cut voussoirs.
In centre of upper storey is an old plank loft door with wrought-iron strap-hinges. Against right-hand gable-wall is an iron water-wheel with wooden spokes and slats; it is moulded with the inscription WILLCOCKS & SON, BUCKFASTLEIGH. The sluice survives, with granite rubble retaining wall, and part of the leat running north-east across the hillside. The house has group value with Cockingford Bridge and Cockingford Cottage, which are listed in the parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109643 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV29822Part of: MANOR in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV7538Related to: Cockingford Bridge (Monument)
MDV31038Related to: Cockingford Cottage, Buckland in the Moor (Building)
MDV51761Related to: Cockingford Mill leat (Monument)
MDV102783Related to: Cockingford Mill Weir (Monument)
MDV7515Related to: Cockingford Mill, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV29821Related to: Penny found in garden at Cockingford Mill (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2016 12:45PM