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HER Number:MDV113987
Name:Catstor Longhouse, Meavy

Summary

Catstor Longhouse shown on 19th century maps. Catstor was mentioned in the 14th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 541 660
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Built, Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

L-shaped building shown on 19th century Tithe Map. The Apportionment lists Field Number 591 as 'Barn Mow Plot Court and Garden'.


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

Rectangular building shown on 19th century map.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 230-231 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Castor Down was mentioned as 'Cattestorre' in 1340 and 'Cattysterre' between 1486 and 1515.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 15, Plan (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 28th May 1966. A cross passage longhouse within enclosures now farmed by Greenwell Farm, occupied until the latter part of the 19th century. Walls of dry stone construction standing over two metres at west end. Slated roof. Features of "byre part" of the longhouse visible. Outhouses to west, northwest and north. Field boundaries visible. Approached by walled track from Lovaton.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Alternative action report. The ruin was totally destroyed by bulldozer in April 1973.


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

Catstor site of a longhouse.

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. 230-231.
SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 15, Plan.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #73335 ]
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. Catstor.

Associated Monuments

MDV20652Parent of: Catstor Farmstead, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 11:45AM