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HER Number:MDV113218
Name:Yalland Farm, South Brent


Farmstead may date to the 13th century or earlier, based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map as two separate farms; Higher and Lower Yelland, by the late 19th century these were combined into a single farm under the name Yalland.


Grid Reference:SX 691 628
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/194

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII - 1250 AD to 1291 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map as two farmsteads; Lower Yelland in the north (95 on the South Brent apportionment: 'Dwelling house, other buildings, front garden, yards'), and Higher Yelland on the southern side of the track (273: 'Dwelling house, other buildings'). Higher Yelland only consists of a small farmhouse in the centre of the farm, with two associated buildings to the south-west and south-east of the house. The owners of the two farms are different, but the occupier is listed as the same person; Philemon Brooking.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farmhouse to the south (part of Higher Yelland) has been demolished; farms appears to have been combined into one farm; Yalland. Buildings to the south-west of the remaining farmhouse have been extended, as have the buildings to the south-east (originally associated with Higher Yelland). Building shown located in the trackway on the Tithe Map is gone.

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

Same as the late 19th century historic map.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 292 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Yalland is ‘la Yoldelande’ in 1291, and ‘Yollelonde’ in 1330 Subsidy Rolls.

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

Yalland is included on list. No further information provided.

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

Modern map shows the layout of the farm is much the same as on the historic maps, except for an additional building added to the south-east of the farm; overlying the old Higher Yelland farmhouse site.

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. 292.
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: #72551 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13327Parent of: Yalland Farmhouse, South Brent (Building)
MDV13297Related to: Field system north of Yalland, South Brent (Monument)
MDV113219Related to: Higher Yelland farmhouse, South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2015 12:26PM