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HER Number:MDV107715
Name:South-east building at Boveycombe Farm


Ruined building at Boveycombe, lying to the south-east of the site. Shown on the Tithe Map as the largest structure; on later maps this appears to have been severely reduced in size.


Grid Reference:SX 777 804
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

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

Full description

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

Shown on the Tithe Map as the largest structure.

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

Building is depicted on the late 19th century historic map as a much smaller structure; presumably the older larger building has been replaced now by the square structure shown.

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

South-east building of the three; once shown as the largest. Main 'barn' front wall still stands 1.5 metres high. Total length of the original building and that shown on modern maps is 19 metres, by 6.6 metres. Small square stone building lies at the south-eastern end of this and measures 2.7 metres by 2.7 metres, with an entrance gap on the south-eastern side. Remains of the dry stone wall on the eastern side of the old building in the slope (earth has built up behind the top of the wall. Lots of rubble within the old building area.
Some overgrowth recorded on the site. Survey date 21/10/2011, five 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).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe 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: #67135 ]

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 11:55AM