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HER Number:MDV106999
Name:Hapstead Farm, Buckfastleigh


Farmstead dates to at least 1600, based on documentary evidence. Known as 'Hapstrete' in the past. Since the mid-19th century Tithe Map depiction, this site has expanded and is now the site of Camphill Devon Community, a residental setting to support people with learning disabilities.


Grid Reference:SX 718 668
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVI - 1550 AD? to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Hapstead' is depicted on the Tithe Map, 666 or 668 on apportionment (document is indistinct). Three buildings including the dwelling to the north-west of the yard and two farm buildings to the south-east.

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

Late 19th century map shows one of the farm buildings has been replaced by two smaller structures and a square building has been added further to the south-east. Some possible changes to the other structures between the Tithe Map and this map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The early 20th century map shows a number of new small buildings and alterations to the existing, especially to the mid-late 19th century square structure first depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map; this has been greatly expanded and is now named as 'Hapstead House'. Site is extended to the south-west during this period.
A lodge to the east of the farm is depicted for the first time on this map.

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

Some further alterations shown on this version of the map, including another building adjacent to the Lodge and further alterations to the south-west of the site.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 295 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Hapstead is 'Hapstrete' in the 1600 Subsidy Rolls.

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

Included on list. No further detail provided.

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

Hapstead House (Camphill Devon Community) depicted on the modern mapping. Extensions to the house, as well as three large buildings added to the south-west, a swimming pool and more buildings to the north-east of the original farm make it almost unrecognisable from the 19th century depictions.
Only the site of the original farm buildings is included in the polygon.

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. 295.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth 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: #66516 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 12 2014 3:21PM