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HER Number:MDV113129
Name:Lower Town Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor


Lower Town farmstead shown on 19th century maps and mentioned in the 14th century


Grid Reference:SX 711 728
Map Sheet:SX77SW
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.

'Lower Town' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of buildings on the east side of the road. A large irregular shaped building has smaller buildings and enclosures to the east and west. The Apportionment lists the Owner as 'Kent or Kest Thomas' and the Occupier as 'James Townsend'. Field Number 1828 is listed as 'House & Garden', Field Number 1829 as 'House' and Field Numbers 1827 and 1830 as 'Garden'.

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

'Lower Town' shown on 19th century map as a large group of buildingsand small enclosures on the east side of the road.

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

Lower Town farmstead listed.

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

Lower Town 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).
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 Town.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72472 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30092Parent of: Cressen Hayes and Little Cressen Hayes, Widecombe (Building)
MDV7991Related to: Original site of Ouldsbroom Cross at Leusdon, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV62965Related to: POWER STATION in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV112942Related to: Town Farm at Lower Town, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2015 3:13PM