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HER Number:MDV109970
Name:Bowden Farmstead, Moretonhampstead


Bowden farmstead shown on 19th century maps and mentioned from possibly the 12th century


Grid Reference:SX 747 880
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIV - 1350 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Bowden' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of six buildings around an irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Bowdon' lists Field Number 62 as 'Court' amd Field Number 63 as 'Garden'.

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

Bowden shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard with small enclosures to the north and east.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 485 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Bowden is mentioned as 'Bughadun' in the 12th century, as 'St Nicholas, Bowedon' in 1384, 'Bogheden' in 1415 and 'Boughden' in 1496.

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

Bowden farmstead.

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

Bowden shown on modern mapping with additional buildings to the north-east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #69424 ]
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. 485.
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. Bowden.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15236Parent of: Ash House at Bowden, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV40327Parent of: Barn east of Bowden Farmhouse, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV15235Parent of: Bowden Farmhouse, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40326Parent of: Shippon at Bowden, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 14 2018 3:43PM