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HER Number:MDV108831
Name:Kelly Farm, Lustleigh


Kelly Farm dates to at least the mid 15th century, based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout of the farm has remained largely the same, although some of the old buildings are now gone and there are some modern additions. This is the last remaining farm to be owned by an Amery; for two hundred years the family farmed in Lustleigh and purchased a number of farms.


Grid Reference:SX 792 818
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIV to XV - 1400 AD to 1437 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmhouse is depicted on the south-eastern side of the farm, with the main L-shaped range of farm buildings to the north and west. Other buildings included the longhouse which lies in the centre of the farm.

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

The late 19th century historic amp is largely similar to the Tithe Map, although some further structures are shown in the centre and south of the farm.

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

Unchanged from the late 19th century map, although the barn out to the east is not shown (see related record).

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 469 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Kelly is 'Calwelegh' in 1437, 'Northcallewelegh' in 1485.

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

Included on list. No further information provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Modern map shows the northern part of the L-shaped range of buildings is gone, and some modern buildings have been added to the south-west.

Lustleigh Society, 2015, The Lustleigh Society (Website). SDV357606.

In the seventeenth century a Nicholas Amery of Bridford married the daughter of a tenant farmer at Middle Combe and for the next two hundred years the Amery family continued to farm there and to purchase other farms in the parish. Kelly Farm is the last remaining farm to be owned by an Amery. In the 1820’s John Gould of Taunton bought Boveycombe, Lower Hisley and Knowle. Several descendants of these families are living in Lustleigh today. However, many of the original farms have been broken up and no longer have links to agriculture.
(From History section of the website, dated 2012)

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. 469.
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. Kelly.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #68175 ]
SDV357606Website: Lustleigh Society. 2015. The Lustleigh Society. http://www.lustleigh-society.org.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV108830Parent of: Barn east of Kelly Farm, Lustleigh (Building)
MDV8864Parent of: Former longhouse at Kelly Farm, Lustleigh (Building)
MDV37965Parent of: Kelly Farmhouse, Lustleigh (Building)
MDV37950Related to: 1 and 2 Kelly cottages, Lustleigh (Building)
MDV26498Related to: Possible enclosure west of Kelly Farm, Lustleigh (Monument)
MDV122029Related to: Stone-lined leat south-east of Kelly Farm, Lustleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2018 3:48PM