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HER Number:MDV121027
Name:Smallholding east of Blackbrook, Princetown


No longer extant, the late 19th century depicts a farm site north of the road, containing three buildings. Also shown on the early 20th century historic map, was apparently still in use in the later 1940s (buildings still roofed on aerial photograph), the buildings completely removed by 1999. 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 589 749
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 - 1806 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 three buildings.

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

The early 20th century map shows the buildings, which appear to have been extended.

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

The aerial photograph shows the buildings still roofed and apparently in use. By the time of the 1999 aerial, all trace of the farm has been removed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #80274 ]
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).

Associated Monuments

MDV121026Related to: Blackbrook Farm, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121030Related to: Smallholding at Rendlestone Tor, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121025Related to: Smallholding north-west of Waldron Farm, 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 1:56PM