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HER Number:MDV107338
Name:Lower Town farm, Mary Tavy

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, although may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map, there have been some changes to the layout since the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 530 807
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

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.

Lower Town is depicted on the Tithe Map, 285 on Mary Tavy apportionment ('house, yard and outhouses'). Rectangular farmhouse is at the north of the farm, with buildings adjoining on the south-eastern side. A small detached is located on the western side of the yard.


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

Little change between the Tithe Map and this map depiction.


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 depiction of three farm shows it to be largely the same as the historic maps, with a northern extension to the farmhouse.

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: #66820 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV118700Related to: Field system surrounding Hilltown, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV108110Related to: Lower Hill Town farm (now Hillbridge), Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2017 11:49AM