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HER Number:MDV121025
Name:Smallholding north-west of Waldron Farm, Princetown


No longer extant, the late 19th century depicts an enclosure north of the road, containing two buildings. Also shown on the early 20th century historic map, by the later 1940s, the remains of the buildings are no longer roofed. Completely removed at some point in the later 20th century. One of four similar sites of farms spread along this road; thought to be the due to the Duchy of Cornwall leases granted in the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 593 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SMALLHOLDING (Constructed, XIX - 1849 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The late 19th century historic map shows a rectangular enclosure north of the road, containing two buildings. Quarry shown to the east, and well marked to the west.

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

The early 20th century map shows the buildings, which have been slightly altered. Two small additional structures shown. The outer boundary no longer depicted.

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

The later 1940s aerial photography shows the larger rectangular building to the south-west clearly. Although unroofed by this time, the walls are still standing to some height. Very faint remains of structures to the north-east can just be made out. By the 1999 aerial photographs, these buildings have been removed entirely and no trace of the site can be made out.

Sources / Further Reading

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). [Mapped feature: #80272 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV121026Related to: Blackbrook Farm, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121024Related to: Quarry north-west of Waldron Farm, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121030Related to: Smallholding at Rendlestone Tor, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121027Related to: Smallholding east of Blackbrook, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121028Related to: Summerhill smallholding, Princetown (Monument)
MDV16974Related to: Tavistock to Moretonhampstead road (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2018 1:55PM