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HER Number:MDV108870
Name:Radge Farm, Peter Tavy


Farmstead dates to at least the early 13th century, based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the 1840s Tithe Map (in Tavistock parish) as 'Rudge', the layout of the farm is still largely the same today.


Grid Reference:SX 506 764
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XII to XIII - 1200 AD to 1238 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Not included in the Devon Tithe Mosaic.

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

'Radge' farm. A few of the buildings shown on the late 19th century historic map vary from the Tithe Map depiction and may be replacements or alterations. The farmhouse appears rather smaller and some changes have taken place to the buildings to the east.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 222 (Monograph). SDV1312.

'Radge' is 'Radersh' in 1238, 'Raddershe juxta Tauystok' in 1345, 'Radyssh' in 1482, though to be 'Red earsh', meaning red earth.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2006, Scanned sections of the Dartmoor Tithe Maps (farmsteads and settlements) (Cartographic). SDV357646.

'Rudge' is depicted on the Tithe Map scan; 437 on the Tavistock apportionment ('house and yard'), bounded on the east and west with orchards (435 and 438), and a garden to the south (436). The farmhouse lies to the west with a number of associated buildings to the east scattered around the yard.

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

Included in list. No further detail provided.

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

The layout of the farm is largely the same as shown on the late 19th century historic map.

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. 222.
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.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #68212 ]
SDV357646Cartographic: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2006. Scanned sections of the Dartmoor Tithe Maps (farmsteads and settlements). Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV72076Related to: Direction post at Petertavy Cross (Monument)
MDV4189Related to: MINE in the Parish of Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2015 9:17AM