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HER Number:MDV113221
Name:Merrifield Farm, South Brent

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, but may be older (checklist notes possible 16th century date). Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout of the farm has change little since this time.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 616
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/203

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Merrifield Farm is depicted on the Tithe Map; 776 on the South Brent apportionment ('Dwelling house, other buildings, yard and c.'). House is located at the south-eastern corner of the farm, with farm buildings to the west and north-west.


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

Much the same as the Tithe Map, the late 19th century historic map depiction of Merrifield shows the farm has some new enclosed areas set behind the farmhouse and farm buildings and the yard appears better enclosed than previously shown.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets (Worksheet). SDV340722.

Farmhouse, Merrifield, extant. Date of site 16th century or earlier.


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

Merrifield Farm included on list. No further information provided.


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

The modern map show a building now adjoining the farmhouse and some new additions to the north and west of the farm, but otherwise appears much the same as on the older maps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet.
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: #72554 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13336Parent of: Merrifield Farmhouse, South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2015 12:32PM