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HER Number:MDV107516
Name:Durance farmstead, Meavy

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the mid-15th century, based on documentary sources. The main farm buildings appear to have changed little since the Tithe Map depiction. Also known as 'Duraunce' in the past and was probably associated with the family of Reginald Durante.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 547 657
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIV to XV - 1400 AD? to 1486 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Durance is depicted on the Tithe Map; 564 on the Meavy apportionment: 'Dwelling house, outhouses, courts and mow plot'. The house is to the east of the farm, with three small buildings on the western side of the yard.


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

The late 19th century map shows a couple of larger buildings on the north and south-west of the farm.


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

The early 20th century map shows the building on the north of the farm has been extended to the west.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 231 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Durance is 'Duraunce' in 1486-1515 and is probably associated with the family of Reginald Durante.


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

Included on list. No further information provided.


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

The modern map shows three large modern farm buildings now surround the farm, on the west, north and east. Other farm buildings appear largely unchanged.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 231.
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: #66950 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2014 2:09PM