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HER Number:MDV109189
Name:Black Hall Farm, South Tawton


Farmstead dates to at least the 16th or 17th century, based on the age of the farmhouse. Blackhall is the site of a manor. Named as Blachall on the Tithe Map. In modern times, although a number of the farm buildings remain, these have been converted to use as dwellings.


Grid Reference:SX 652 945
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XVII - 1500 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848, 24/43 in pdf (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Blachall' is depicted on the Tithe Map, 1011 on the South Tawton apportionment ('dwelling house and outbuildings'). The large farmhouse is depicted, surrounded on the west, north and east by a collection of farm buildings. One isolated building lies just to the north-west of the main farm. The most easterly building has a horse-engine house attached on the north-eastern side.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farm to be largely the same as the Tithe Map depiction, with one additional building at the western end of the main group.

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

The early 29th century shows a range of buildings is now in place to the north of the farmhouse; this may have amalgamated the pre-exiting buildings or be a replacement. There are also new buildings at the north-eastern end of this range.

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

Included on list. No further details provided.

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

The modern map shows the farm has now been entirely divided, into a number of separate dwellings, although a number of the buildings shown on the 19th century historic map remain, in some form.

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. 24/43 in pdf.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #68528 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV33605Parent of: Black Hall Farmhouse (Building)
MDV33604Related to: Four cottages in South Tawton (Building)
MDV13066Related to: MANOR HOUSE in the Parish of South Tawton (Building)
MDV6980Related to: St Andrew's Church, South Tawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 10:03AM