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HER Number:MDV107154
Name:Lingcombe Farm, Chagford


Also known as Venn until the early-mid 20th century, this farm may have 13th century origins, based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the modern layout of the farm is still largely similar today.


Grid Reference:SX 689 844
Map Sheet:SX68SE
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 (XIII - 1240 AD? to 1249 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Venn is depicted on the Tithe Map; 1206 on the Chagford Apportionment.

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

The depiction of Venn on the late 19th century historic map is largely the same as the Tithe Map depiction.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 426 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Venn was probably the house of Stephen de la Fenne (1249 Assize Rolls).

Ordnance Survey, 1950-1954, Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV350147.

Farm depicted on the 1950s historic map as 'Lingcombe'.

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 depiction of the farm shows the layout to be largely the same as the Tithe Map depiction. One of the buildings to the north is no longer present.

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. 426.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1950-1954. Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 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: #66674 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6692Related to: Holed stone south of Lingcombe (Monument)
MDV70143Related to: Site of a chapel at Lingcombe (Building)
MDV27847Related to: Streamworks on River Bovey, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6701Related to: The Mariners Way (Dartmoor Section) - unfinished record (Monument)
MDV20864Related to: Tin Mill at Lingcombe,Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 11 2017 10:57AM