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HER Number:MDV111271
Name:Great Howton Farmstead, Moretonhampstead


Great Howton farmstead shown on 19th century maps and mentioned from the 13th century


Grid Reference:SX 743 870
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 (First mentioned, XIII to XIX - 1201 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Howtons' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a small hamlet of three farmsteads. The Apportionment for 'Great Howton' lists Field Number 841 as 'Homestead Garden Waste'.

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

'Great Howton' shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings around a rectangular yard with further buildings and enclosures to the south-west.

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

Howton was mentioned as 'Hugheton Sawte' in 1285 and as 'Hugheton 'in 1333, 1345 and 1415.

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

Howton farmstead listed.

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

Howton Farm shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 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. Howton.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #70692 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV40399Parent of: Great Howton farmshouse, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV111645Related to: Middle Howton Farmstead, Moretonhampstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5022 - Recording at Great Howton, Moretonhampstead
  • EDV5023 - Conservation of plasterwork at Great Howton, Moretonhampstead
  • EDV5024 - Recording of shippon at Great Howton, Moretonhampstead
  • EDV5025 - Building recording at Great Howton, Moretonhampstead

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2019 2:21PM