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HER Number:MDV108222
Name:Corntown Cottage, Corntown

Summary

Corntown Cottage shown on early 20th century map and possibly mentioned as 'Cornwodaton' in 1330. Granite quern mentioned in cobbled forecourt of farmhouse by Worth, 1944.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 603 588
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XVII to XX - 1670 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a small group of four buildings around a square yard on the west side of the road. The Apportionment for Field Number 465 lists it as 'House, Yard and Offices' at 'Corntown Farm'.


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

L-shaped building shown on early 20th century map at Corntown with a small rectangular enclosure to the south.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 271 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Corntown is mentioned as 'Corne Towne' in 1670 and may be the 'Cornwodaton' mentioned in 1330.


Copeland, G. W., 1944, Thirteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 101 (Article in Serial). SDV148767.

Visit included viewing a granite quern in cobbled forecourt of a small roadside farmhouse at Corntown. Octagonal, with pronounced orifice, now stopped with cement (R. H. Worth, 1944).


Worth, R. H., 1949, The Moorstone Age, Part 1, 327 (Article in Serial). SDV274816.

Octagonal, tapered sides. Two sides of the octagon are produced to form a spout for the delivery of the corn. Trough found.


Worth, R. H., 1950, The Moorstone Age, Part 2, 344 plate (Article in Serial). SDV336081.


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

Corntown Cottage shown on Tithe Map. Former 15 acre smallholding.


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

'Corntown Cottage' shown as an irregular shaped building on modern mapping. Map object adjusted to this source.

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. 271.
SDV148767Article in Serial: Copeland, G. W.. 1944. Thirteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 76. Paperback Volume. 101.
SDV274816Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. The Moorstone Age, Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. A5 Hardback. 327.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67602 ]
SDV336081Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1950. The Moorstone Age, Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 82. A5 Hardback. 344 plate.
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. Corntown Cottage.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV3011 - QUERN (Early Neolithic to Post Medieval - 4000 BC to 1750 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 10 2018 11:34AM