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HER Number:MDV113181
Name:Gidleigh Barton Farm


Farmstead may date to the late 17th century, based on the date of the farmhouse. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the farmhouse and part of the linhay remain, but most of the buildings to the north of the house and castle are gone or in ruins.


Grid Reference:SX 670 884
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Tithe map depicts 'Gidley Barton' and lists considerable amount of land parcels owned. L-shaped linhay depicted to the south of the square farmhouse. Castle and buildings to the north also shown.

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

Late 19th century historic map depiction similar to the Tithe Map, although the long narrow building that fronts the yard on the eastern side is marked as ruined.

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

Much the same as the late 19th century historic map.

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

Included on list. No further information provided.

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

Remains of the farm depicted on the modern mapping in the centre of Gidleigh.

Sources / Further Reading

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: #72517 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV114061Parent of: Farm building east of Castle, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV15151Parent of: Farm building north of Castle, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV6112Parent of: Gidleigh Barton Farmhouse (Castle House), Gidleigh (Building)
MDV54076Parent of: Linhay at Gidleigh Barton (Monument)
MDV33360Related to: Butterwell north-east of Gidleigh Barton (Monument)
MDV114029Related to: Castle Farm, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV6128Related to: Church of the Holy Trinity, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV6132Related to: Cross in garden of Castle, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV6131Related to: Gidleigh Castle (Monument)
MDV114030Related to: Gidleigh Cottage, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV53187Related to: The Old Rectory, Gidleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6022 - Gidleigh Castle: A Survey of the Standing Remains, 1991-2 (Ref: 93.19)
  • EDV6023 - Gidleigh Castle: An Assessment of the Fabric of the Stair Turret, 2003 (Ref: 03.xx)

Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2016 3:53PM