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HER Number:MDV121045
Name:Crockern Tor Farmstead, Lydford

Summary

Farmstead is thought to date to the later 15th century, based on documentary evidence, and apparently the nearby Tor was named after the farm. Depicted on the early-mid 20th century Tithe Map, the layout of the farm has largely been preserved into modern times.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 609 756
Map Sheet:SX67NW
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

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XIV to XV - 1400 AD? to 1480 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Lydford, Plot 236 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Tithe Map shows Crockern Tor Farm (plot 236); marked on the apportionment as 'dwelling house, outhouses, court and garden'. Map shows a group of three rectangular buildings, aligned east-west, with an additional group of at least three small buildings arranged in a north-south line on the east side of the farm.


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

The later 19th century historic map shows 'Crockern', which is much the same as the Tithe Map depiction. Only two small structures now shown on the eastern side of the farm.


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

Largely similar to previous historic map depictions.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 193 (Monograph). SDV1312.

'Crockern Tor' is 'Crokkerntor', 'Crockerntor' in documents from 1481. Place Names of Devon states the Tor takes its name from Crockern Farm (citing the Ordnance Survey 6 inch series historic mapping). Name is thought to possibly refer to a house where 'crocks' or pots were made/vessels.


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

'Crockern' is depicted on the modern mapping. A number of buildings appear to have been retained.

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. 193.
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).
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. Lydford, Plot 236.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80292 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV57564Related to: Leat running from north of Crockern south to Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV66157Related to: PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66158Related to: PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66159Related to: PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66160Related to: PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66161Related to: PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV51535Related to: Quarry north-east of Crockern Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2018 12:23PM