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HER Number:MDV106989
Name:Moortown Farm, Whitchurch

Summary

Farmstead probably dates to at least the 14th century based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the mid-19th century Tithe Map. Several modern buildings added in the later 20th century, mostly to the north of the farm. A number of the older buildings appear to have been retained.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 526 740
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 (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Tithe map depicts Moortown; 551 on Apportionment: Houses and yard. Five main buildings grouped around the farmhouse, mostly to the north.


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

Moortown on the late 19th century map shows a number of buildings have been added, mostly on the north and eastern sides of the farm, apart from one to the west of the farmhouse. Layout appears to same on the early 20th century map.


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

The 2000 aerial photograph shows the large newer modern buildings to the north of the farm, as well as one to the east of the farmhouse.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Modern structure added on the north-western side of the farm; labelled as 'slurry pit' on the modern map.


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 modern map shows a number of the core buildings on the farm appear to be generally the same as the late 19th century historic map, with some alterations / additions. Also, the modern additions to the north and east, including slurry pit to far west of the farm. The historic core of the farm has been highlighted by the polygon, which is approximate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. 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: #66506 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30343Related to: Moortown Farmhouse, Whitchurch (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 9 2014 3:46PM