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HER Number:MDV12732
Name:Leathertor Deserted Medieval Farmstead, Walkhampton

Summary

Site of a deserted medieval farmstead to the south-east of Leathertor Plantation. The surviving remains of the buildings are mostly 19th century in date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 698
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/217

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XX - 1066 AD to 1920 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Ranges of buildings marked as West Leathertor and East Leathertor.


1840, Rendel Railway Map (Record Office Collection). SDV232791.


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

Marked at Leather Tor Farm. Comparison between this and the Tithe Map shows the buildings of West Leathertor to have been substantially altered/rebuilt.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Comparison with the 1880-1890s map shows the main northern range of buildings to have been largely demolished with a new building constructed immediately to the south-east.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 245 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Leather Tor is Lodertorre in 1317.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 61 (Un-published). SDV150434.

A well built farmhouse with large barn and outbuildings. Walls remain to gable height. Fireplaces in both main rooms and bedrooms above, brick arched. Copper fireplace and chimney in back kitchen. Built on lean-to on east wall remains intact.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.

Leather Tor Farm. A group of abandoned farm buildings. Probably medieval in origin. An incomplete tinners mortarstone is built into the inside face of the north-east wall of the main farm building.


Griffiths, D., 1986, Site visit to Leather Tor Farm Potato Cave (Worksheet). SDV344911.


Gerrard, S., 2000-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under Monument Protection Programme but not recommended for scheduling.


Wakeham, C., 2007, Survey and report on the ruined farmstead at Leathertor, Walkhampton, Devon, 2-9 (Report - Survey). SDV349994.

The site has a long history dating back to the medieval period. The farm closed in the 1920s at which time it covered over 187 acres. Extensive history of the site given together with details of the remains of the farm buildings.


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

Map object based on this source.


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

Leathertor is included in list. No further information provided.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 245.
  • Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 2000-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
  • Record Office Collection: 1840. Rendel Railway Map. Unknown. Unknown.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript. 61.
  • Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880 - 1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • Report - Survey: Wakeham, C.. 2007. Survey and report on the ruined farmstead at Leathertor, Walkhampton, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.06. A4 Comb Bound. 2-9.
  • Worksheet: Griffiths, D.. 1986. Site visit to Leather Tor Farm Potato Cave. A4 Single Sheet.
  • Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
  • Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV102653Parent of: Barn at Leather Tor Farmstead, Walkhampton (Building)
MDV102663Parent of: East Leather Tor Farmhouse, Walkhampton (Building)
MDV102651Parent of: Leather Tor Farmhouse, Walkhampton (Building)
MDV102667Parent of: Ruined farm building at Leather Tor Farm, Walkhampton (Building)
MDV102660Parent of: Ruined structures at Leather Tor Farmstead, Walkhampton (Building)
MDV102659Parent of: West Leathertor Farmhouse, Walkhampton (Building)
MDV20611Related to: Lower Lowery farm, Burrator (Monument)
MDV12733Related to: Potato Cave or Hull, Leather Tor Farm, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV20821Related to: TIN MILL in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6003 - Survey and Recording Leathertor, Walkhamton (Ref: 5946)

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2015 9:13AM