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HER Number:MDV104819
Name:Higher Merripit, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Higher Merripit, marked on mid and late 19th century mapping, is mentioned by Swete in his tour of Dartmoor in 1797.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 795
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a series of leats running north-south on Stannon Hill, including on running all the way to Postbridge and an area of medieval cultivation ridges

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Higher Merripit marked.


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

Higher Merripit marked, on the north side of the road.


Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.), 2000, Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4, 40 (Monograph). SDV339713.

Swete refers to Higher and Lower Merripit, situated to the right and left of the road, in his tour of Dartmoor in 1797.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339713Monograph: Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.). 2000. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Sw. 4. Hardback Volume. 40.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV77446Related to: Lower Merripit Farmstead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV77447Related to: Middle Merripit Farmstead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2013 11:45AM