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HER Number:MDV113233
Name:Great Aish Farm, South Brent


Farm dates to at least the 11th century, but may have Saxon origins, according to documentary sources. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout of the farm remains similar, although a few key buildings are now gone, including a possible medieval longhouse.


Grid Reference:SX 689 602
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (VIII to XI - 701 AD? to 1086 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmhouse depicted on the Tithe Map; 1407 on the South Brent apportionment. 'Dwelling house, other buildings, yard and c.' Possible longhouse depicted behind (north-west) the farmhouse. Buildings are mostly clustered around the farmhouse, but a large building positioned approximately north-south is shown to the west of the lane into the farm. This is not shown on later historic maps.

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

Main change is that the large building shown on the Tithe Map at the south-western side of the farm is now gone; a new barn building has been added, aligned north-east by south-west.

Reichel, O. J., 1913, The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243, 204 (Article in Serial). SDV336180.

In 1086 the site of part of the Manor of Brenta, or South Brent. Held by the Abbott of Buckfast.

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

Great Aish on the modern mapping is largely the same as the historic map depictions, except the building to the rear (north-west) of the farmhouse is no longer shown; this may the longhouse referred to in the Parish Checklist worksheet.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336180Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1913. The Hundred of Stanborough or Dippeforda in the Time of 'Testa de Nevil' AD 1243. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 45. A5 Hardback. 204.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72566 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13338Parent of: Great Aish Farmhouse, South Brent (Building)
MDV13339Related to: Farmhouse, Monks Aish (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 11 2020 11:10AM