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HER Number:MDV111871
Name:Higher Peekhill farm, Walkhampton

Summary

No longer extant, this farmstead was depicted on the Tithe map and late 19th century map, but only a single building remained by the early 20th century. The demise of the farm seems likely to be a result of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway built so close to the south-east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 547 696
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Higher Peekhill depicted on the Tithe Map. Comprising five buildings, the farmhouse appears to be parallel to the road; 717 on the Walkhampton apportionment ('houses and court').


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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farmstead to have been reduced in size since the Tithe Map depiction. It is not labelled on this map and seems likely that the farmhouse has also gone.


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

The early 20th century historic map shows just one structure remaining and no sign of the rest of the farm.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 245 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Peek Hill is 'Pykehyll' in 1525.


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

Included on list. No further information provided.


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

Modern map shows the remains of the final building depicted on the early 20th century historic map. There is no other clear sign of the farmstead remaining. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 245.
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. [Mapped feature: #71314 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV112068Related to: Lower Peekhill farm, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV76830Related to: Peekhill farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV2353Related to: The Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2015 11:57AM