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HER Number:MDV109808
Name:Forder farm, Throwleigh


Farmstead dates to at least the late 13th century, based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout of the farm is broadly the same in modern times, with one or two alterations.


Grid Reference:SX 670 896
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII - 1250 AD to 1296 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848, 18-19 of 30 on pdf (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Forder is depicted on the Tithe Map; 779 on the Throwleigh apportionment 'garden, houses and waste'. The farmstead comprises a number of joined buildings either side of the yard, running roughly south-east to north-west.
A group of five narrow buildings are depicted to the south-west of the farm; marked as 'Cottage and garden' (781) on the apportionment.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows a similar depiction to the Tithe Map, although the buildings are rather different shapes to the Tithe depiction, so may be replacements (although the quality of the Tithe Map looks a little suspect in places). Some further buildings added along the south-eastern side and to the north-west of the farm. The buildings shown to the south-west on the Tithe Map are no longer there.

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

As the late 19th century historic map, expect for the late 19th century building added at the north-west, which is now gone.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 453 (Monograph). SDV337894.

'Forder' was probably the home of 'William atte Forde', mentioned in the 1296 Assize Rolls.

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

Included on list. No further detail provided.

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

Unchanged from the early 20th century historic map depiction.

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. 453.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. 18-19 of 30 on 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: #69279 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV109810Related to: Cottages south-west of Forder Farm, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV33301Related to: Forder Bridge, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV77683Related to: Forder farmstead, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 2:33PM