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HER Number:MDV115233
Name:Pitt Farm, Poltimore


Site of a farmhouse and garden recorded on the 1830s-1840s Tithe Map and Apportionment but which had completely gone by the time of the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey Map. It was abandoned by circa 1850 following an expansion of Poltimore Park.


Grid Reference:SX 966 957
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPoltimore
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPOLTIMORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XIX - 1830 AD to 1840 AD (Pre))

Full description

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

Pitt Farm recorded on the Tithe Map and Apportionment as house, building and road (398) and gardens (392).

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

Buildings not shown.

Creighton, O. + Cunningham, P. + French, H., 2013, Peopling Polite Landscapes. Community and Heritage at Poltimore, Devon, 81, Fig. 6 (Article in Serial). SDV361004.

Pit Farm was abandoned between the 1830s and circa 1850 when Poltimore Park was expanded further to the south, increasing its size by more than one third.

Edwards, M., 2019, Pinhoe Phase 3, Devon: Geophysical Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363558.

Substrata undertook geophysical survey in advance of a planning application for an area at Poltimore, Pinhoe. Seventy nine anomaly groups were detected by the survey of which seventy seven may represent buried archaeology. This includes possible ring-ditches, trackways, field boundaries, the positions of former farm buildings as well as agricultural features.

Anomaly Group 65 is a large area of dipolar response suggesting the presence of large buried ferrous object(s). This coincides spatially with the northern end of the buildings of Pit Farm as shown on the tithe map and is most likely the demolition rubble of these former buildings including some ferrous material.

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. [Mapped feature: #74548 ]
SDV361004Article in Serial: Creighton, O. + Cunningham, P. + French, H.. 2013. Peopling Polite Landscapes. Community and Heritage at Poltimore, Devon. Landscape History. 33. Digital. 81, Fig. 6.

Associated Monuments

MDV113064Related to: Former Farms and Access Roads, Poltimore Park (Monument)
MDV19787Related to: Poltimore Deer park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8246 - Geophysical Survey: Pinhoe Phase 3 (Ref: 1902PIN-R-1)

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2020 1:09PM