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HER Number:MDV107779
Name:Higher Brownswell Farmstead, Ashburton

Summary

Higher Brownswell farmstead shown on 19th century maps. Documentary evidence suggests the farm may have early-mid 13th century origins, but it could be older.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 763 719
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XII to XIII - 1200 AD to 1238 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Brownswell' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as two groups of buildings on both sides of the road.


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

'Higher Brownswell' shown on 19th century map as a group of at least four buildings with several small irregular shaped enclosures on the west side of the road. There appears to be a horse engine house on the south side of the southernmost building. A pump is shown as 'P' in the centre of the farmstead.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 464 (Monograph). SDV337894.

The name 'Brownswell' dates to 1238 'Bruneswell' and 'Bruneswyll' in 1244.


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

Higher Brownswell shown on 19th century map.


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

Higher Brownswell present 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: #67181 ]
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. 464.
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. Higher Brownswell.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8220Related to: Lower Brownswell farmhouse, Ashburton (Building)
MDV107877Related to: Lower Brownswell Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 3:21PM