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HER Number:MDV112068
Name:Lower Peekhill farm, Walkhampton

Summary

No longer extant, this farmstead is depicted on the Tithe map and later historic maps, although through the late 19th century and into the 20th century, the farm shrinks in size. Last building shown on the 1940s aerial photograph but entirely built over by the mid-late 20th century by the expansion from 'Peekhill' to the south-east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 545 698
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 (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Lower Peekhill and Peekhill are depicted on the Tithe Map. Comprising a pair of closely associated holdings, although they have separate owners on the apportionment, they are occupied by the same person and appear to have been run together. Main farmhouses are opposite one another, with a few small scattered buildings around them, with a number of orchards surrounding the farms. 627 and 643 on the Walkhampton Apportionment are both recorded as 'House and court'.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows only one of the farmhouses now remains, with just a couple of outlying buildings, one orchard and a well.


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

Much the same as the late 19th century historic map, orchard no longer shown on this version of the mapping.


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.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Aerial photograph shows the farmhouse still in existence at this time (before the major expansion of Peekhill to the south-east). Little else remains of this farm at this time however.


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

Included on list. No further information provided.


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

Nothing is shown on the modern mapping as the modern building from Peekhill to the south-east totally overlie the site.

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).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #71517 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV111871Related to: Higher Peekhill farm, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV76830Related to: Peekhill farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2015 1:29PM