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HER Number:MDV20621
Name:Deserted farmstead at Lowery, Burrator


No longer extant; probable medieval farmstead in use until the mid-late 19th century. Effectively destroyed when the road around the reservoir was made. Named as Lower Lowery on the Tithe Map; the farm to the north later took this name, although on the Tithe Map it was then known as Higher Lowery.


Grid Reference:SX 555 690
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/334

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII to XV - 1256 AD to 1417 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848, 35/55 on pdf (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Lower Lowery' is depicted on the Tithe Map; plot number 761 (houses and court). Small farmstead with main buildings at west and eastern ends of the farm; a couple of smaller structures on the northern side of the yard.

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

One single building shown remaining on the late 19th century historic map. Farmstead not marked and appears to be out of use by this time. Map object based on this source.

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

Lowery is mentioned in 1256, 1340, 1417.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey, No.72 /plans in SMR (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.

Lower Lowery Farm. Deserted site. Farm with several buildings marked on 1840 Tithe Map. No surviving remains. The site was finally destroyed when the road around the reservoir was made. One building still survived in 1906. One building shown on 1887 historic map.

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

Lower Lowery 2 included on 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: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown. No.72 /plans in SMR.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880 - 1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
  • Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. 35/55 on pdf.

Associated Monuments

MDV12720Related to: Lower Lowery building, Burrator (Building)
MDV20611Related to: Lower Lowery farm, Burrator (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 6 2016 11:34AM