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HER Number:MDV107712
Name:Farmhouse at Boveycombe Farm


Ruined building thought to have been the dwelling at the farm. The central of the three buildings that comprise the farmstead. Measures roughly 6.0 by 5.5 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 776 804
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishLUSTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural and earthwork remains of a deserted farmstead known as Boveycombe in Hisley Wood, comprising three buildings and associated fields

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XIII to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map (and the earlier Tithe Map). This version of the map appears to show a possible chimney at the north-western end of the building.

Natural England Volunteers, 2009-2015, Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey, G7 (Worksheet). SDV350591.

Central building of the three. Ruins of the building measure 6.0 by 5.5 metres, walls are 0.6 metres thick and are evident above the surrounding rubble. The possible chimney shown on later maps appears to be supported by the existence of a fire brick and midland red bricks at the north-western wall. Part of a doorway seen, wall still 2.0 metres high from threshold platform. Some roof slate a fragments of thin white glazed pottery recorded.
Some overgrowth recorded on the site. Survey date 21/10/2011, three photographs included.

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

Building still depicted on the 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).
SDV350591Worksheet: Natural England Volunteers. 2009-2015. Natural England Volunteer Archaeological Survey. Natural England Archaeological Survey. Worksheet. G7.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #67132 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV28071Part of: Boveycombe Farmstead, Lustleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6071 - East Devon Natural Nature Reserve and surrounds Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 8 2014 11:31AM