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HER Number:MDV107786
Name:Higher Whiddon, Ashburton

Summary

Higher Whiddon shown on early 20th century map and shown as part of 'Whiddon' on 19th century maps. Documentary evidence suggests its existence in the early 16th century but it may be older.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 762 725
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 (XV to XVI - 1450 AD? to 1504 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Whiddon' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as an irregular shaped building with an L-shaped building to the south-east and a U-shaped building opposite a small rectangular building to the south. The southern buildings appear to be part of 'Lower Whiddon' on later maps.


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

'Whiddon' shown on 19th century map as a large irregular shaped building on the north side of the road and two groups of buildings on the south side of the road.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Higher Whiddon' shown on early 20th century map as an irregular shaped building on the north side of the road within a rectilinear enclosure.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 465 (Monograph). SDV337894.

'Whiddon' is 'Wheddoune' in 1504.


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

Higher Whiddon shown on 19th century map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 465.
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 Whiddon.

Associated Monuments

MDV107787Related to: Lower Whiddon Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 11:22AM