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HER Number:MDV105118
Name:Farmstead at Higher Hurston, Chagford


Farmstead at Higher Hurston; depicted on the mid-19th century Tithe map, showing three buildings surrounding a central yard. May be earlier in date.


Grid Reference:SX 685 841
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Constructed, XIX to Unknown - 1840 AD (Pre))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Three buildings are indicated on the Tithe Map; to the south of the yard and also in the north-east and north-western corners.

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

Further buildings have been added to the farmstead by the late 19th century; what appears to be a horse engine house now adjoins the southern side of the northern building, plus a range of buildings has been developed along the western side of the yard.

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

A building adjoining the south-eastern end of the northern building has been added. This was not indicated on the early 20th century historic map, indicating a construction date of between 1906 and approximately 1945.

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

The existing buildings appear much as the late 19th century depiction, except for an additional building on the eastern side of the yard.

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

This farmstead included in list on 06/02/2013. Comment: later farmyard to south-west.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64580 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV104955Related to: Ash House at Hurston, Chagford (Monument)
MDV105123Related to: Building at Hurston, Chagford (Building)
MDV77141Related to: Higher Hurston farmstead, Chagford (Monument)
MDV105122Related to: Lower Hurston Farmstead, Chagford (Monument)
MDV27847Related to: Streamworks on River Bovey, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2019 10:16AM