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HER Number:MDV112942
Name:Town Farm at Lower Town, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Town Farm at Lower Town shown on 19th century maps. Lower Town was mentioned in the 14th century as the home of 'John Inthetoune.'

Location

Grid Reference:SX 711 729
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
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.

Small farmstead to the north of Lower Town shown on 19th century Tithe Map. The Apportionment for 'Lower Town and Spitchweek' lists Field Number 1822 as 'Houses & Court' and Field Number 1821 as 'Garden'.


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

Group of buildings shown in a rectangular yard on 19th century map on the north side of Lower Town. A pump is shown as 'P' in the centre of the yard and an orchard is shown to the west.


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

Lower Town was mentioned in 1333 as the home of 'John Inthetoune'.


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

Town farmstead listed.

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: #72297 ]
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. Town.

Associated Monuments

MDV29938Parent of: Town Farmhouse, Widecombe (Building)
MDV25131Related to: Field system east of Town Farm, Blackadon Down (Monument)
MDV113129Related to: Lower Town Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2015 3:12PM