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HER Number:MDV108110
Name:Lower Hill Town farm (now Hillbridge), Peter Tavy

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the early 18th century, based on documentary evidence, but may be older. The buildings depicted on the Tithe Map can still be seen on the modern farm, although there are a number of more modern additions to the layout.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 530 805
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1720 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Lower Hill Town' is depicted on the Tithe map, 801 on the Peter Tavy apportionment: 'House and Lawn'. The farmstead has a simple layout of three buildings. The large, roughly square farmhouse at the south-east, and two buildings to the north-north-west, one of which is a large L-shaped structure.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farmhouse and the L-shaped building to the north but the third building is gone.


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

The early 20th century historic map matches the late 19th century edition.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 233 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Hilltown is documented as 'Hill Towne' in 1720.


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

Included on list. No further information included.


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

'Hillbridge Farm' on the modern mapping shows a number of modern buildings have been added to the farm following the early 20th century map depiction. The two older buildings appear to have been retained however.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 233.
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).
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.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #67501 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV118700Related to: Field system surrounding Hilltown, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV107338Related to: Lower Town farm, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV3238Related to: Mine workings in Chilly Wood, Mary Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2017 11:49AM