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HER Number:MDV20654
Name:New Deancombe Farmhouse


Remains of the deserted New Deancombe Farmhouse, built in 1858 by Sir Massey Lopes on the site of a 14th century farmstead. Several 19th century farm buildings were added to the eastern end of the farm and some of the older western buildings remained in use as outbuildings until the farm was abandoned in around 1922.


Grid Reference:SX 580 687
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/343

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XIX to XX - 1858 AD to 1922 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmhouse is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 31 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Deancombe (new) A fine large farmhouse, probably the best in the Burrator area. Well built, stuccoed, with large brick arched windows facing south, porch and outside lavatory. The west wall stands to the gable; east to bedroom ceiling height; south to top of lower windows; north collapsed.
Deserted around 1922.

Townsend, M., 1998, Tin mining in the valley of the Narrator Brook, 9 (Article in Serial). SDV232444.

Remains of Deancombe Farm built by Sir Massey Lopes in 1858 on a site occupied since 1317.

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

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

Deancombe is included on list; no further information provided.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 31.
  • Article in Serial: Townsend, M.. 1998. Tin mining in the valley of the Narrator Brook. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 14. Unknown. 9.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82846 ]
  • Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV12725Part of: Deserted farmstead at Deancombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2018 2:32PM