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HER Number:MDV107581
Name:Kerslake Farm, Okehampton Hamlets


Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, but may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout has changed little since this time, although much of the farm is now residential dwellings.


Grid Reference:SX 559 922
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

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.

Kerslake is depicted on the Tithe Map 919 on the Okehampton Apportionment: 'House, Offices and yard'. Farm consists of a range of buildings surrounding a courtyard, with a detached farmhouse to the north. Building on the western side of the range has a horse engine house attached to it.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farmstead has changed little since the Tithe Map depiction.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

The 1940s aerial photograph shows the farmstead to have continued unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

This view shows that a large percentage of the south-eastern range is now gone. The buildings that formed the north and eastern sides now stand in ruins. Other changes have also taken place; structure depicted as a horse engine house on the Tithe map is now gone, while new structures have been added to the north of the farm, to the east of the farmhouse.

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

Included on list. No further information provided.

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

One the modern map, those buildings that remain of the original south-eastern range are part of Kerslake Court; eastern end rebuilt but the range is now open on the northern side. Kerslake Farmhouse still stands and has been divided into two properties.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). 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: #67006 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV107582Parent of: Kerslake Farmhouse, Okhampton Hamlets (Building)
MDV22581Related to: London and South Western Railway (Dartmoor Section) (Monument)
MDV76945Related to: Meldon farmstead, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV21375Related to: SHRUNKEN VILLAGE in the Parish of Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 19 2014 12:22PM