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HER Number:MDV115416
Name:Simpson Farm, Diptford

Summary

Post-medieval farmstead built at a time of agricultural intensifaction. Today the complex comprises mainly modern agricultural buildings but the farmhouse is 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 742 563
Map Sheet:SX75NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDiptford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDIPTFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Simpson Farm depicted.


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

Simpson Farm shown comprising an elongated irregular shaped farmyard. The buildings include a barn with an open roundhouse attached. Map object partly based on this source.


Thomson, J., 2013, Coombeshead Solar Farm, Diptford, Devon - Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment
Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 11
(Report - Survey). SDV359651.

Dispersed farm complex comprising mainly modern agricultural units but with a Grade II listed 19th century farmhouse. The farm is one of several post-medieval farms in the area built at a time of agricultural intensification. The farmhouse is listed for its architectural and historic value, a good example of vernacular farm design.


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

Map object partly based on this source.

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.
SDV359651Report - Survey: Thomson, J.. 2013. Coombeshead Solar Farm, Diptford, Devon - Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. ECUS Ltd. AEE UK 12 Ltd. Digital. 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV90976Parent of: SIMPSON FARMHOUSE (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6992 - Desk-Based Assessment on land at Coombeshead Farm, Diptford

Date Last Edited:Jun 23 2016 9:08AM