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HER Number:MDV107206
Name:Brimstonedown farm, Gidleigh


Farmstead dates to at least the 16th century. Depicted on the late 19th century historic map as a ruin, the early 20th century map appears to indicate renovation. Still in use today; unclear how much of the existing fabric may be 19th century or earlier.


Grid Reference:SX 668 872
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

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.

Brimstonedown is depicted on the Tithe Map; 436 on the Gidleigh Apportionment (House, Bartons etc), and consists of two structures. The farmhouse is to the south of the site, with another building just to the north. A narrow, rectangular shape, the farm building is aligned east-west.

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

The late 19th century map appears to show that the farmhouse has been joined to the northern building and has been subdivided internally into several smaller rooms, although this whole structure could be a replacement. The farm is labelled as a ruin on the map.

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

The early 20th century map shows the two buildings as separate entities and does not record the farm as a ruin so presumably some renovations have taken place since the late 1880s.

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 what appears to be the east-west aligned farm building with an extension on the north and the southern buildings attached. It is not clear whether any of the fabric of the farmhouse depicted on the Tithe Map still remains.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
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: #66721 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV114055Parent of: Farmhouse at Brimstonedown, Gidleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2016 2:40PM