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HER Number:MDV108449
Name:Stidston farmstead, South Brent


Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, although it may be earlier. Documentary references for Stidston date back as far as the early 14th century. Depicted on the early-mid 19th century Tithe Map, the layout of the farm is largely unchanged from the late 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 716 602
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (VIII to Early Medieval - 701 AD? to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848, 89-90/160 on apportionment scanned document (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Stidstone is depicted on the Tithe Map: 3764 on the South Brent apportionment ('dwelling house, other buildings and yard'). Homestead comprises an L-shaped farmhouse creating the south-eastern corner of a range of buildings surrounding a yard on four sides. A further building lies to the south, bordering a further yard with mow plot and gardens to the east of the farm.

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

Late 19th century historic map shows some changes to the layout of the farm. The range of buildings on the north-western side has been combined with structures on the west and no building remains on the north-east. The building to the south is also gone.

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

Largely unchanged from the late 19th century historic map.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 291 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Stidston is 'Stidewardesdoune' in a 1309 document, 'Stitewardeston(e)' in 1310, 1333 and 'Styddeston' in 1489.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Farmhouse, Stidston. Extant. 17th century, altered 18th century. Date of site - Saxon?

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

Included on list. No further detail provided.

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

The modern map shows the layout of the farm to have changed little since the late 19th century, although the farm buildings to the north-west of the farmhouse have now been at least partly converted to dwellings.

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. 291.
SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
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. 89-90/160 on apportionment scanned document.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #67819 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13657Parent of: Farmhouse, Stidston (Building)
MDV76922Related to: Marley Grange farmstead, South Brent (Monument)
MDV108451Related to: Middle Stidston farmstead, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2017 9:39AM