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HER Number:MDV107698
Name:Caton Farmstead, Ashburton


Caton farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 14th century based on documentary evidence, although may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map. Known as 'Cadetone', 'Kaeton' and 'Kadaton' in the past.


Grid Reference:SX 781 718
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of a medieval to post-medieval field system around Caton, partially preserved in the surviving field layout

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII to XIV - 1300 AD to 1330 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Caton' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of buildings around a yard on the west side of the road. The Apportionment lists it as 'Caton'.

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

Farmstead at 'Caton' shown on 19th century map as a group of adjoining buildings around an irregular shaped yard.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two (Monograph). SDV337894.

'Caton' is 'Cadetone' in 1330 Subsidy Rolls and 'Kaeton', 'Kadaton' 1539.

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

Caton shown on 19th century map.

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

Shown as 'Little Caton' on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67117 ]
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback.
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. Caton.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107697Part of: Caton Settlement north of Caton Cross, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107700Related to: Farmstead at north-west end of Caton Settlement, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107701Related to: Farmstead at the north-east end of Caton Settlement, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107703Related to: Farmstead at the southern end of Caton Settlement, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107699Related to: Farmstead north of 'Caton Farmstead', Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107702Related to: Farmstead on the east side of Caton Settlement, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2015 3:47PM