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HER Number:MDV115705
Name:Deserted farmstead south-west of Venford Reservoir, Holne


Deserted farmstead consisting of a longhouse and several associated buildings and enclosures located to the south-west of the reservoir, within an area of medieval fields.


Grid Reference:SX 682 706
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 269
  • Pastscape: 1089061

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 60 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Farmtead with longhouse and associated features are depicted on map by Butler.

English Heritage, 2005, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

GetMapping PLC, 2015, 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359717.

Remains of the house and enclosures are visible on the aerial photography.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 01/08/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

Centred SX 68237064. The remains of a former longhouse and several contemporary enclosures lie in dense vegetation within the compound enclosing Venford Reservoir.
The longhouse is adjoined by several walls which form small pounds or gardens. An L-shaped range of service buildings lie 50 metres to the north at SX 68257070 (see MDV6416). (Citing Probert, S.A.J., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 08-DEC-1996)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. Map 60.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75045 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 01/08/2016.
SDV359717Aerial Photograph: GetMapping PLC. 2015. 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution). 2015 Aerial Photograph. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV115702Parent of: Longhouse south-west of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Building)
MDV6416Parent of: Medieval buildings south-west of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Building)
MDV26489Related to: Medieval enclosures on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV115706Related to: Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2016 3:39PM