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HER Number:MDV112860
Name:Great Dunstone Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor


Great Dunstone farmstead shown on 19th century maps with 'Dunstone' being mentioned from the 11th century


Grid Reference:SX 715 755
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

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.

'Higher Dunston' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of buildings in a small enclosure to the east of the road. Several other buildings and small enclosures are shown to the east. The Apportionment for 'Great Dunstone' lists Field Number 752 as 'Houses Yards Gardens', Field Number 751 as 'Pound House Garden' and Field Number 750 as 'Kitchen Garden'.

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

Great Dunstone farmstead shown on 19th century map as a large group of buildingsand enclosures to the east of the road.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 527 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Dunstone is mentioned as 'Dunestanetuna' in 1086, 'Donstan juxta Wydecomb' in 1283, 'Dunstanestoune juxta Wydecumbe' in 1311 and 'North-donston' is mentioned in 1453.

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

Great Dunstone on the list.

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

Great Dunstone 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. 527.
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. Great Dunstone.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72221 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29823Parent of: Farmhouse at Great Dunstone (Building)
MDV93205Parent of: Outbuilding north-west of Great Dunstone Farmhouse (Building)
MDV112863Related to: Farmstead north-west of Great Dunstone Farm, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 6 2016 10:02AM