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HER Number:MDV107714
Name:North-west building at Boveycombe Farm


Ruined building at Boveycombe, lying to the north-west of the site. Has been cut through by a modern forestry track. Measures approximately 15.5 metres by 5.5 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 776 805
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

  • FARM BUILDING (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).

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

Main building of the three. North-east end is built into the hillside to first floor level. Pent roof. Stone blocks and lime mortar. Building is 5.5 metres wide with central opening (window / door?) 1.2 metres wide. Evidence of the feather and tare method of granite splitting used; no sign of drilling present. Some overgrowth recorded on the site. Survey date 21/10/2011, seven 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: #67134 ]

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 11:39AM