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HER Number:MDV121006
Name:Huccaby Farm, Lydford

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the late 13th century, based on documentary sources, but may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map, and later historic maps, it has retained some of its original buildings, although some alterations, including the addition of a large modern building to the south-east of the farmhouse has taken place since the mid-20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 662 731
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XIII to XIV - 1296 AD to 1317 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Lydford: plot 1027 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

'Huckaby' is depicted on the Lydford Tithe Map, with a collection of four main buildings in plot 1027: 'Dwelling, outhouses, court and garden'. Plot 1029 to the south-east also listed as 'Dwelling, outhouses, court etc.'; part of the Huckaby estate, but occupied separately at this time.


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

The late 19th century historic map depiction of Huccaby shows the group of four buildings to the north-west of the site remain unchanged. Some change has occurred to the partner group of buildings to the south-east: one of the buildings shown on the Tithe Map appears to have been replaced / significantly altered by this time.


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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 194 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Huccaby is 'la Woghebye' in 1296 document, 'Woghby' (1317), 'Woghebi' (1340), 'Hogheby(e)' (1417), 'Hoockaby' (1573), 'Hookeby' (1608). Name thought to derive from the Old English 'woh', meaning crooked, and 'byge' meaning bend, curve; a reference to the big loop of the West Dart here.


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

The later 20th century historic maps shows the layout of the farm buildings appears to have been retained apparently unchanged.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Large modern building overlying the position of the original buildings to the south-east of the farmhouse etc. can be seen on the aerial photograph.


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

Modern mapping shows the large modern farm building to the south-east and the surviving farmhouse and associated buildings at Huccaby Farm.

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. 194.
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).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). 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. Lydford: plot 1027.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80254 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV35593Parent of: Huccaby Farm cottage, south-west of Huccaby farmhouse (Building)
MDV35592Parent of: Huccaby Farmhouse, Lydford (Building)
MDV6408Related to: St Raphael's Church, Huccaby (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 2 2018 9:07AM