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HER Number:MDV112935
Name:Langworthy Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Langworthy farmstead shown on 19th century maps and later known as 'Old Langworthy'. It was mentioned in the 14th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 701 770
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NW57
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/57
  • Pastscape: 445177

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XIII to XIV - 1300 AD to 1350 AD (Between))

Full description

French, H., Note about Langworthy, Widecombe (Personal Comment). SDV308023.

The original longhouse stood on the site of the present farmhouse. The site of Mr. Lineham's (sic; actually referring to Mrs Linehan) deserted medieval village was to the south east of the present ruins in the yard and has been completely obliterated by recent buildings (citing French, H. personal comment, undated, but probably 1970s).


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

'Langworthy' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of three buildings in an irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Langworthy' lists Field Number 1117 as 'House & Yard', Field Number 1118 as 'Stockyard' and Field Numbers 1116 and 1119 as 'Garden'.


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

Langworthy shown on 19th century map as three ranges of buildings in an irregular shaped yard eith a well shown as 'W' on the west side.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 529 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Langworthy was mentioned as 'Langeworthi' in 1333.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2454 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.


Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 175 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

SX703772 Langworthy - A deserted Medieval site at Langworthy includes a long-house now used as a barn and enclosures in use on the present day farm.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 124 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Part of deserted medieval site with enclosures in use on the present day farm.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol II, 410 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(20/7/1979) Survey notes that records of the farm date back to 1542 when it was bequeathed to 'Richard Langworthy of Lyswyll' (citing source at Devon Record Office, ED 162). Details from the Tithe Apportionment also noted.
The farmer is currently making improvements to the property and farm including a 'considerable amount of drainage on the west side of the road'.
The house may be a longhouse in origin; it has a central porch, and faces south. The ruin of a long building stands in the yard, which at one time was in use as a barn, according to the current owner. It exhibited no identifiable longhouse feature to the survey. A covered yard has been put up. According to Mrs Linehan (1965) there is a deserted medieval site somewhere here.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not possible to distinguish from surrounding buildings on aerial photographs.


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

Langworthy farmstead listed.


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

'Old Langworthy' shown on modern mapping at 'Langworthy'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2454.
SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 175.
SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 124.
SDV308023Personal Comment: French, H.. Note about Langworthy, Widecombe. Not Applicable.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. Vol II, 410.
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. 529.
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. Langworthy.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72290 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29843Parent of: Field system west of Langworthy, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV7502Parent of: Higher White Park field, Langworthy (Monument)
MDV7471Parent of: Langworthy Farmhouse, Widecombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 6 2018 3:31PM