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HER Number:MDV113870
Name:Tor Down Farmstead, Drewsteignton

Summary

Site of Tor Down farmstead shown on 19th and early 20th century maps. Shown as 'Tardown' on 19th century Tithe Map and mentioned as 'Tarrdowne' in 1730

Location

Grid Reference:SX 694 916
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Buried building foundations from Tor Down farmstead, Drewsteignton, which has origins in at least the 18th century

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

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

'Tardown' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as five small adjoining buildings with a small square enclosure to the south. The Apportionment for 'Tardown' lists Field Number A193 as 'Homestead and Yard'.


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

'Tor Down' shown on 19th century map as a row of three adjoining buildings in an irregular shaped yard with a track running east.


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

'Tor Down' shown on early 20th century map as three adjoining buildings with a well shown as 'W' to the south and a small square building to the south-east all within an irregular shaped yard.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 434 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Tor Down was mentioned as 'Tarrdowne' in 1730


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

Tor Down site of a lost farmstead. Shown as 'Tardown' on Tithe Map.


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

The southern boundary of the farmstead is reflected in the modern field boundary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #73213 ]
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. 434.
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. Tor Down.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2018 11:43AM