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HER Number:MDV7553
Name:Holwell Lane Commons Farmstead, Manaton

Summary

Holwell Lane Commons farmstead shown on 19th century maps. The deserted Medieval site includes three buildings showing late development with enclosures

Location

Grid Reference:SX 743 779
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445181
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/106

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Small farmstead shown on 19th century Tithe Map as three small buildings in an irregular shaped yard with a track running south-east. The Apportionment for 'Holwell Lane Commons' lists Field Number 1235 as 'House and Garden'.


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

Farmstead shown on 19th century map with several small buildings in an irregular shaped yard. A small rectangular building is shown in the noth-west corner of the field to the north od the farmstead.


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

Shown on early 20th century map. Map object based on this source.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 483 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Holwell was mentioned as 'Halghewill' in 1333.


Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, F41.0110 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.


Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 174 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

(1) at SX744779: cottage with several barns in enclosures
(2) at SX745779 to its east, with 2 doors; perhaps a shepherd's cottage but on older foundations with enclosures.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 124, Table 2 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

A deserted Medieval site at Holwell Lawns includes three buildings showing late development with enclosures.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 53-54, Plans (Un-published). SDV150434.

Number 1 visited on 5th July 1969. A well built stone cottage with lean-to and outbuildings. Walls survive to roof level, doors and windows have lintels of wood. No trace of stairs or room division. Fireplace at east end.
Number 2 visited on 31st July 1968. A small one-room of mortared stone. Lintel stones still in place over the two doors, one of which has six rectangular recesses cut in the outside face. Could have held a porch. Building was not a dwelling house; could have been a cattle shelter.


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

Farmstead visible and recorded.


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

Deserted Medieval farmstead at Holwell Lawn.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Outline of buildings shown on modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape, 445181, SX77NW61 (Website). SDV357603.

A deserted Medieval site at Holwell Lawns includes three buildings showing late development and enclosures.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript. 53-54, Plans.
  • Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 174.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). F41.0110.
  • 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.
  • Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 124, Table 2.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 445181, SX77NW61.
  • Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Holwell Lawn.
  • Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880 - 1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 483.

Associated Monuments

MDV26977Related to: FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of Manaton (Monument)
MDV7492Related to: Howell Manor Deserted Mediveal Site, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2015 2:04PM