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HER Number:MDV112106
Name:Lower Hill Farmstead, North Bovey


Farmstead dates from at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map on the southern side of the road leading south-east from North Bovey village, adjacent to other dwellings.


Grid Reference:SX 741 837
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

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

Small group of buildings shown on 19th century Tithe Map on the southern side of the road. The Apportionment for 'Lower Hill' lists Field Number 1039 as 'House Garden and Courtlage'. A separately listed House and Garden is shown under plot number 1528 just to the north-west and another across the road (1532).

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

By the time of the later 19th century historic map depiction, the farm appears to have contracted in size; only one building remains.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2012, North Bovey Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 19 (Report - Assessment). SDV359513.

Building at Lower Hill identified as retaining high quality historic fabric.

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

Lower Hill farmstead shown on the Tithe Map.

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

Modern mapping shows the dwelling on the site.

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: #71552 ]
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. Lower Hill.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359513Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2012. North Bovey Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV117074Related to: Eastern Cottage with Lower Hill, North Bovey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2016 2:01PM