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HER Number:MDV112944
Name:Middle Cator Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor


Middle Cator farmstead shown on 19th century maps. Cator was mentioned from the 12th century


Grid Reference:SX 682 768
Map Sheet:SX67NE
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.

Tithe Map shows a group of three main buildings here; a large almost L-shaped building with two rectangular buildings to the north and north-east. The Widecombe Apportionment lists 'Middle Cator' with Field Number 1508 as 'House Yard and C' and 1507 'Garden house and C'. The L-shaped building is listed as part of 'Higher Cator'.

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

Middle Cator shown on 19th century map with two large and three small buildings with several small enclosures to the south of 'Cator Court'.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 526-7 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Cator was mentioned as 'Cadatrea' in 1167, 'Chadetrea', 'Kadetrew' and 'Cadetrewe' by 1270. It was also referred to as 'Cadetreo', 'Cadetru', 'Caddetreo' and 'Nythercatrew'.

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

Middle Cator farmstead shown on 19th century map with a longhouse.

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. 526-7.
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. Middle Cator.

Associated Monuments

MDV29768Parent of: Cator Gate Longhouse (Building)
MDV29769Parent of: Middle Cator Longhouse, Widecombe (Building)
MDV30797Related to: FINDSPOT in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Find Spot)
MDV115169Related to: Higher Cator Farm, Widecome in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 17 2016 11:55AM