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HER Number:MDV119669
Name:Redford Farmhouse, Peter Tavy


Building 1: Remains of Redford Farm house shown on 19th century maps with part of an outline still present on modern mapping


Grid Reference:SX 537 833
Map Sheet:SX58SW
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

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Redeford' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as two rectangular buildings on the north and south sides of a rectilinear yard surrounded by six small enclosures. The Apportionment for 'Redeford' Lists Field Number 907 as 'Houses Courtlage & C', Field Number 909 as 'Courtlage' and Field Number 910 as 'Garden'.

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

Irregular shaped building shown at 'Redford' on 19th century map.

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

Northern building at 'Redford' shown on early 20th century map with a well shown as 'W' to the north, a 'Ford' to the north-west and surrounded by several small enclosures. Mpa object based on this source.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 233 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Redford was mentioned as 'Redeford' in 1342.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2149 4291 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 11th June 1947.

Royal Air Force, 1961, Royal Air Force Photograph, F44.138 (Aerial Photograph). SDV303830.

Photograph taken on 25th May 1961.

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 113-144 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Deserted household of four buildings and enclosures at Redford. Buildings show late development.

Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 110, Plan (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 29th April 1968. A ruined farm abandoned probably less than 100 years ago. Little remains except for foundations of dwelling and outbuildings. Mortared and slated.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Recorded on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 2002, Alternative Action Report (Report - Survey). SDV276121.

Alternative action report.

Greeves, T., 2007, Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey (Report - Survey). SDV360294.

The survey at Reddaford Farm identified six buildings within the farmstead.
Building 1: The farmhouse was probably built in the 17th century on the footprint of a Medieval structure. The building is circa 21 metres long by up to 4.8 metres wide internally. At the west end is a vertical slab which once formed the south side of a fireplace. A recess for a second fireplace is visible at the east end of the building. The outshot on the north side has internal mesurements of approximately 6 metres by 2 metres.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Redford, Whitehill (Un-published). SDV352501.

Redford listed as a lost farmstead.

National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape (Website). SDV357603.

Site visited on 9th September 1979. The degree of deterioration of the buildings since 1907 is remarkable. Although the outbuildings are unmortared the site is probably Post-medieval. A moulded granite fireplace jamb survives. Plan shows buildings within hedgebanks, and a possible pillow mound.

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

Outline of part of the building shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 233.
SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 110, Plan.
SDV276121Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 2002. Alternative Action Report.
SDV303830Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. Royal Air Force Photograph. 58/4424. F44.138.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 113-144.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 2149 4291.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Redford, Whitehill.
SDV357603Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360294Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. 2007. Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey. A4 Spiral Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV12853Part of: Redford Farmstead, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV11810Related to: Building west of Willsworthy Brook, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119670Related to: Redford Farm Barn, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119671Related to: Redford Farm Building 3, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119723Related to: Redford Farm Building 4, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119724Related to: Redford Farm Building 5, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119725Related to: Redford Farm Building 6, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119726Related to: Redford Farm Horse Engine, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119727Related to: Redford Farm Threshing Platform, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV119728Related to: Wedgecut Stone at Redford Farm, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6663 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6664 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6665 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV7321 - Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 11:48AM