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HER Number:MDV3594
Name:Longhouse on Whitchurch Common

Summary

On Whitchurch Common in a deserted site which includes a long-house with a cross passage and upper rooms as well as parts of other walls. The site is just above Merrivale Quarry leat and below the highway.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 536 748
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SW 20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/7
  • Pastscape: 440446

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Longhouse is visible on the aerial photograph.


Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, F42.163 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.


Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 175 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

SX 537749 On Whitchurch Common in a deserted site which includes a long-house with a cross passage and upper rooms as well as parts of other walls. The site is just above Merrivale Quarry leat and below the highway. Nearby are two hut-circles.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, Table 2 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Two buildings with enclosures.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 149, visited 28/4/1966 (Un-published). SDV150434.

A simple longhouse without apparent division, probably cross-passage type. Surrounded by field system. Rectangular outhouse to north-west with enclosure attached. Also four curious excavations, dwellings?


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1947 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


Newman, P., 1994, Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994, 9-10 (Article in Serial). SDV236243.

Well defined rectangular earthwork incorporating vestiges of walling and-turf covered tumble. Associated enclosure walls extend from the Tavistock Road down to the tinworks where sections have been destroyed by later tinworking activity.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Building visible. Map object based on this source.


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

Whitchurch Common is included in list; no further information provided.


English Heritage, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

SX 53707489. The remains of a medieval farmstead, including a longhouse and three small paddocks. Scheduled.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript. 149, visited 28/4/1966.
  • Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 175.
  • Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. Table 2.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). F42.163.
  • Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1994. Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 7. Unknown. 9-10.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
  • Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25907Related to: Grimstone and Sortridge Leat (Monument)
MDV61745Related to: Longhouse below leat on Whitchurch Common (Building)
MDV63572Related to: Military redoubts on Whitchurch Common (Monument)
MDV63574Related to: RING CAIRN in the Parish of Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 10 2016 9:54AM