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HER Number:MDV109018
Name:East Tor Farm, Sourton


Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, but may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout of the farm stayed mostly the same, until the later 20th century, when a number of modern buildings were added.


Grid Reference:SX 534 899
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

East Tor is depicted on the Tithe Map; 1024 on the Sourton apportionment ('Yard, Houses and Garden'). A rectangular farmhouse is depicted within a lozenge-shaped yard. A tiny structure depicted at the south-western side of the yard.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farmyard has been divided and one or two new buildings are depicted. The biggest change shown is that the railway (London and South Western Railway) is now shown, running close to the farm on the west.

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

Same as the late 19th century historic map, although the building on the south-western side of the yard has been expanded.

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

Included in list. No further detail provided.

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

A number of new buildings are shown on the modern mapping, to the north-east, south and west of the farm. The farmhouse remains, along with the 19th century structure(s) to the south-west.

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).
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: #68354 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4737Related to: Deserted Medieval site 500 meters south of Sourton (Monument)
MDV27355Related to: FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of Sourton (Monument)
MDV22581Related to: London and South Western Railway (Dartmoor Section) (Monument)
MDV37004Related to: MILEPOST in the Parish of Sourton (Monument)
MDV37003Related to: Roadside milestone south of Palmers Farm, Sourton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 27 2015 11:49AM