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HER Number:MDV107150
Name:Higher Weddicott Farm, Chagford


Farmstead that may date to the mid-late 14th century, based on documentary sources. Also known as 'Wadecote', 'Wada's cot' and 'Higher Withycott' in the past. Depicted on the Tithe Map, several of the buildings shown are still part of the farm. Some alterations and a large modern building to the south-west of the yard.


Grid Reference:SX 700 859
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIV - 1350 AD? to 1393 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map as 'Higher Withycott'; although is recorded as 'Higher Weddicott alias Wadicott' on the Chagford apportionment. 734; house and outbuildings.

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

Late 19th century depiction of Higher Weddicott shows some alterations from the Tithe Map, including the farmhouse to the north of the yard.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 427 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Weddicott is recorded in documents dating to 1393, 1423 and 1443 as 'Wadecote' and 'Wada's cot [e]'.

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

Included on list. No further detail provided.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping, a large modern building has been added on the south-eastern side of the farm but a number of the buildings depicted on the Tithe Map appear to have been retained in some form.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 427.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV33190Parent of: Higher Weddicott farmhouse, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2014 1:51PM