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HER Number:MDV113139
Name:Broomhill Farm, Harford


Farmstead dates to at least the 17th century, based on the probable date of the farmhouse but is likely to be earlier. The layout of the farm in modern times is broadly similar to the historic map depictions, although the farmhouse has been split into two dwellings. Leat serves the farm.


Grid Reference:SX 637 585
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XVII - 1500 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Broomhill Farm is depicted on the Tithe Map; 194 on the Harford Apportionment ('Buildings and yard'). Farmhouse is shown as an L-shaped building, with narrow rectangular enclosures to the north-east, open at the southern ends. Further enclosures shown at the south of the farm, with four additional buildings.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows a new building to the north of the farmhouse at Broomhill (enclosures are gone), but the other buildings shown are much as the Tithe Map depiction.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Early 20th century historic map matches the late 19th century map, although the farmhouse appears to have been enlarged or altered slightly.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 275 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Broomhill is recorded as 'Brimhill' in document dating to 1765.

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

Broomhill is included on list. No further detail provided.

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

The layout of the farm on modern mapping largely matches the historic map depictions; although the alterations to the farmhouse are clear and a modern building has been added to the south of the farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 275.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72480 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13105Parent of: Broomhill Farmhouse, Harford (Building)
MDV13106Parent of: Gatepost (Monument)
MDV13133Related to: Broomhill Leat, Harford (Monument)
MDV51823Related to: Building north of Broomhill Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7383 - Watching brief on SWW Watercombe to Broomhill water main (Ref: 94.18)

Date Last Edited:Aug 17 2015 11:41AM