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HER Number:MDV106992
Name:Stentiford Farm, Whitchurch


Farmstead dates to at least the to mid 14th century, based on documentary sources. Also known as 'Stentaford Lane' and 'Stenteford' in the past. Depicted on the Tithe Map. Layout is largely the same as the mid-19th century depiction.


Grid Reference:SX 501 718
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 1364 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Stentaford Land' depicted on the Tithe Map; 1033 on Apportionment; 'house and garden'. Farmhouse to the south of the farm, with a building to the north. Another structure on the western side of the road.

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

Late 19th century depiction of 'Stentaford Land'. Layout remains the same as the Tithe Map, with another small structure added on the western side of the road, opposite the farmhouse.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 249 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Stentaford Land is 'Stentaford' in the 1364 and 'Stenteford' in 1408 Assize Rolls. The first element is from Old English and means 'stony'.

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

Adjoining enclosure / structure to the north-eastern farm building is clearly now roofed. This did not appear to be depicted as a building on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey historic maps.

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

Included in list. No further detail provided.

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

'Stentiford' is much the same on the modern mapping as the Tithe Map and later historic maps. Feature that adjoins north-eastern farm building on the Tithe Map / 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, now shown as a proper building.

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. 249.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (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: #66510 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV100178Parent of: Stentaford Farmhouse, Whitchurch (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 12 2014 10:59AM