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HER Number:MDV109812
Name:Leigh Farm, Throwleigh

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, but may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map with eleven separate buildings, the farm has declined in size over the 19th and 20th centuries, with only a couple of buildings remaining.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 877
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

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, 19/30 on pdf (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Leigh is depicted on the Tithe Map; a scattered farmstead consisting of eleven separate buildings.


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

A number of the buildings shown on the Tithe Map are not shown on the late 19th century historic map.


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

The early 20th century historic map shows the farmstead has shrunk further since the late 19th century, with fewer buildings again depicted. Other than the farmhouse, there are only a couple of other buildings shown.


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 one or two new buildings and little remains of the group that were 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).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. 19/30 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: #69282 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV33298Parent of: Leigh Farmhouse, Throwleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8055 - Watching brief at Leigh House, Gidleigh

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 3:08PM