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HER Number:MDV108451
Name:Middle 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 farmhouse remains but the farm buildings to the south-east all appear to have been replaced or converted to dwellings.


Grid Reference:SX 716 603
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 (XIII to XIV - 1300 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848, 108-9/160 on apportionment scanned document (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Stidstone is depicted on the Tithe Map: 3758 on the South Brent apportionment ('dwelling house, other buildings'). Homestead comprises a farmhouse on the north side of a yard with a farm building adjoining on the south-western end and some sort of grand curved structure depicted at the front entrance. Three further buildings lie to the south, roughly in a row, although the central of the group is set at an angle to those bordering it.

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

Late 19th century historic map shows the layout of the farm to be largely unchanged from the Tithe Map.

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

The early 20th century historic map shows some changes to the layout of the farm. The most northerly of the uneven range of farm buildings is gone and the formerly central building that was set at an angle on previous maps is now shown straight; this may be a replacement.

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.

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 early 20th century, although the farm buildings to the south-east of the farmhouse have now been 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.
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. 108-9/160 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: #67821 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13656Parent of: Farmhouse, Middle Stidston (Building)
MDV76918Related to: Homer Stidston farmstead, South Brent (Monument)
MDV76922Related to: Marley Grange farmstead, South Brent (Monument)
MDV108449Related to: Stidston farmstead, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2017 9:39AM