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HER Number:MDV120634
Name:Bacthorn, Drewsteignton


Depicted on the Tithe Map, this smallholding consisted of two buildings and is shown on later historic maps into the later 20th century. Main building (house?) demolished some time in the late 20th century, remaining structure may be 20th century replacement of an earlier outbuilding.


Grid Reference:SX 724 914
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SMALLHOLDING (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Tithe Map shows a rectangular building aligned north-south, set on the west side of a yard, with a small outbuilding close to the north-eastern corner or the building. Named 'Bacthorn' on the map; on edge of plot 875 'Honey bag'; part of the Bagthorn Estate.

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

Late 19th century historic map shows a sizable building, extended on the west side (now a T-shaped structure) since the 1840s. Trackway leading eastwards to the road also shown.

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

Two buildings clearly visible on the 1940s aerial photograph. T-shaped building on the west and rectangular structure (east-west aligned) to its north-east.

Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

Still shown on the later 20th century historic Ordnance Survey maps.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Modern map only shows a square building on the position of the old out building; may be a later replacement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #79874 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV16246Related to: Blackaller Quarry, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV22313Related to: Drewsteignton, Quarry & Limekiln (Monument)
MDV120635Related to: Smithcross Cottages, Drewsteignton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2018 12:25PM