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HER Number:MDV107584
Name:Halstock Farm, Okehampton Hamlets


Farmstead may date to at least the mid-13th century, according to documentary sources for the hamlet. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the farm was relatively modest at this time but has expanded greatly in the mid-late 20th century.


Grid Reference:SX 601 935
Map Sheet:SX69SW
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 (XII to XIII - 1200 AD? to 1240 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted in the Tithe Map; 844 on the Okehampton apportionment: 'House and Garden', Halstock consisted of a central dwelling, with two buildings adjoining to the north, on the west and north-eastern ends of the farmhouse. A further farm buildings is depicted to the east of the main three.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows a new farmhouse has been built to the west of the main farm buildings. The old farmhouse shown on Tithe Map is mostly gone now; only a small end adjoining the eastern of the pair of buildings that joined it is now shown. New buildings are shown to the north, on the opposite side of the road, but otherwise the farm is unchanged.

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

The early 20th century map shows a large building has now been constructed on the other side of the road, replacing a small narrow structure shown on the previous map. Otherwise, farmstead is unchanged.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 203 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Halstock is 'Halgestoke' in 1240, 'Holstocke Ball' in 1622, meaning 'Holy Place'. There was an ancient chapel here, dedicated to St. Michael, which is mentioned in the 1240 Perambulation of Dartmoor.

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

Included on list. No further detail provided.

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

On the modern map, a number of 20th century buildings have been added to the north of the road, west and east of the large early 20th century structure. Another vast structure has been added to the south-east of the farm.

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. 203.
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. [Mapped feature: #67009 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107586Parent of: Farmhouse at Halstock, Okehampton Hamlets (Building)
MDV6933Related to: Chapel of St. Michael of Halstock (Building)
MDV107907Related to: East Bowden (Higher Halstock) Farm, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV107585Related to: Homestead at Halstock, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV128089Related to: Ridge and furrow near Lower Halstock Farm (Monument)
MDV6900Related to: Saxon fortified farm at Halstock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2020 11:12AM