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HER Number:MDV115169
Name:Higher Cator Farm, Widecome in the Moor


Tithe Map shows a separate farm here; Higher Cator, with a large building indicated. Appears to have declined after the Tithe Map depiction and may have been incorporated into Middle Cator. Remains of two small structures may date to the later 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 682 767
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Constructed, XVIII - 1751 AD? to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The Tithe Map shows a large almost L-shaped building here, which is not listed on the apportionment for Widecombe. The field plots to either side 1509 and 1510 are listed as 'Gardens'; part of Higher Cator, so this appears to have been separate from Middle Cator just to the north/north-east.

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

By the later 19th century historic map depiction, the large building is no longer shown and only two small structures are indicated.

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

Modern mapping shows the two small structures indicated on the late 19th century historic map. This farm may have become part of Middle Cator.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #74481 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV112944Related to: Middle Cator Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2020 10:41AM