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HER Number:MDV107050
Name:South Brentor Farm, Brentor


Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century based on cartographic evidence, although it may be older and the farmstead to the north has 16th century origins. Main farmhouse was replaced by the late 19th century by a new house to the west of the farm. Most of the existing buildings are at least 19th century or earlier.


Grid Reference:SX 479 801
Map Sheet:SX48SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBrentor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

South Brentor depicted on the Tithe Map; 1356 and 1358 on the Lamerton Apportionment. Two houses depicted; one on the eastern side of the farm, with adjoining building to the south, the other a roughly rectangular farmhouse (with a number of extensions / lean-tos indicated) aligned north-south in the centre of the farmyard. A further long rectangular block of farm buildings border the western side of the yard.

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

By the late 19th century, the original farmhouse is gone and has been replaced with a square house set to the west of the farm. Also, the other farm buildings have been altered, including the construction of a range of buildings fronting the yard to the north, joined to the house, which may have changed in use to agricultural use (due to its surrounding working structures).

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 the layout of the farm to be largely the same as the late 19th century depiction.

Sources / Further Reading

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: #66569 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV107052Parent of: Farmhouse at South Brentor (Building)
MDV107051Parent of: Old farmhouse at South Brentor (Building)
MDV107058Related to: Crosstrees Farmstead, South Brentor (Monument)
MDV107054Related to: Farmstead at South Brentor (Monument)
MDV107056Related to: Homestead south of Crosstrees, South Brentor (Monument)
MDV101205Related to: Perry Ash farmhouse, Brentor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 20 2014 12:33PM