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HER Number:MDV114077
Name:Little Combe Tor deserted farmstead, Peter Tavy


Little Combe Tor farmstead shown on 19th century maps with outlines of buildings and enclosures still present on modern mapping


Grid Reference:SX 520 778
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

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.

Rectangular building shown on 19th century Tithe Map with two small associated buildings and four small enclosures to the west. To the east are two rectangular buildings and another enclosure. The Apportionment for 'Newtake on Smearndown' lists Field Number 137 as 'House & Courtlage and Field Number 136 as 'Garden''. The Apportionment lists Field Number 133 to the west as 'House' and Field Numbers 130, 131, 132 as 'Garden'. The two fields to the south are called 'Coombpark' which may be the name of the farmstead.

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

Farmstead shown at Little Tor Combe on 19th century map as a sub-divided rectagular building in an irregular shaped enclosure with a further rectangular building to the east in a rectilinear yard and two small square buildings to the south and south-east.

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

Two rectangular buildings shown on early 20th century map with an irregular shped enclosure.

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

Little Combe Tor a lost farmstead shown on the Tithe Map.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Outline of several buildings and enclosures shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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. [Mapped feature: #73409 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Little Combe Tor.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV26300Related to: Quarry on south slope of Smeardon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2018 9:54AM