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HER Number:MDV113171
Name:Tunhill Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Tunhill farmstead is shown on 19th century historic maps and is mentioned in historic documents from the mid-13th century. The farmhouse is a former longhouse probably built in the Late Medieval period and remodelled in the 16th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 727 757
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: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XIII - 1201 AD to 1250 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Tunhill shown on 19th century Tithe Map as two large and two small buildings in an irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Tunhill' lists Field Number 790 as 'House Garden & Yard'.

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

'Tunhill' shown on 19th century map as a group of four or five buildings in an irregular shaped yard.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 530 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Tunhill was mentioned as 'Tonehill' in 1253 and 'Tunehill' in 1254.

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

Tunhill farmstead with a longhouse.

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

Tunhill 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).
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. 530.
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. Tunhill.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72505 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV22097Parent of: Tunhill Farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 18 2019 9:27AM