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HER Number:MDV106970
Name:Dennithorn Farmstead, Whitchurch

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the 14th century, according to documentary sources. Known as 'Donethorn', 'Donnethorn', 'Dunethorn' in the past. Depicted on the mid-19th century Tithe map with approximately the same buildings as the later 19th century historic map and there has been little change in the farm layout since then.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 524 749
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII to XIV - 1300 AD to 1327 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the mid-19th century Tithe map with approximately the same buildings as the later 19th century historic map. A further dwelling depicted to the south of the main farm buildings though, between Dennithorn and Dennathorn Cottage further to the south. This is not shown on the later map.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows three main buildings, with some small outbuildings attached to the south-westerly building of the farm.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 248 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Dennithorn is 'Donethorn' in 1327, 'Donnethorn' in 1380, 'Dunethorn' 1417: 'Dunna's Thornbush.'


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

Included on list. No further detail provided.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

The extant buildings on the modern map are largely the same as the late 19th century depiction.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 248.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66486 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV101192Parent of: Dennithorne Farmhouse and attached cart shed, Whitchurch (Building)
MDV76881Related to: Little Dennithorne Farm, Whitchurch (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 9 2014 11:26AM