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HER Number:MDV108976
Name:Sampford Barton Farm


Farmstead dates to the early 16th century, based on the age of the farm buildings, but it may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout of the farm remained roughly the same until the mid-late 20th century, when a number of modern farm buildings were added, changing the character of the farm.


Grid Reference:SX 528 714
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSampford Spiney
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD SPINEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1550 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The Tithe Map shows Sampford Barton; 163 on apportionment (houses and courtlage). The farm consists of a central dwelling with an inverted U-shaped range of farm buildings to the north. A number of other individual buildings are scattered around the farmyard. Gardens, orchard and mowhay are also detailed, as well as a linhay with court at the south of the farm.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the layout has not changed much since the Tithe Map depiction.

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

Sampford Barton is unchanged from the late 19th century historic mapping.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Aerial photograph shows much the same layout of buildings that can be seen on earlier historic mapping. Later aerials from the end of the 20th century show a number of new buildings have been added.

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 modern map shows that little remains of the original farm layout; other than the farmhouse and barn. Modern buildings stand to the north, built over the U-shaped range of buildings and to the south of the farm, overlying the linhay depicted on the Tithe Map.

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).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (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.

Associated Monuments

MDV30238Parent of: Barn and attached stable at Sampford Barton, Sampford Spiney (Building)
MDV30239Parent of: Sampford Barton farmhouse, Sampford Spiney (Building)
MDV77945Related to: Brook farmstead, Sampford Spiney (Monument)
MDV66671Related to: Inscribed memorial stone 300 metres north-north-east of Sampford Barton (Monument)
MDV77958Related to: Stourtown farmstead, Sampford Spiney (Monument)
MDV63080Related to: STREAMWORKS in the Parish of Sampford Spiney (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 23 2015 2:30PM