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HER Number:MDV107522
Name:Marchants, Meavy

Summary

Smallholding dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, although may be earlier. There are documentary sources for Marchant's Cross that date to the late 13th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 546 668
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

  • SMALLHOLDING (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Three buildings depicted on the Tithe Map at 'Marchants'. 346 on the Meavy apportionment: 'Marchants or Bridgeham', 'Dwelling house, outhouses and court'.


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

Only house and one small building depicted on the late 19th century historic map at 'Marchant's Cross'.


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

'Marchant's Cross' is referred to as 'Smalacumbacrosse' in 1291. The later name might be connected with the family of Marchaund, found in Tavistock in 1281.


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

Included on list. No further detail provided.


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

Only house remains on the modern map.

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.
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: #66956 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2334Related to: Marchant's Cross, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2014 3:29PM