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HER Number:MDV122160
Name:Westacott Farmstead, southwest of Abbotswood Farm, Abbotsham, Devon

Summary

Former farmstead, visible on early 19th century map as Lotham, since expanded and now known as Westacott.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 410 261
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 2460

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIX to XXI - 1830 AD to 2018 AD (Pre))

Full description

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

Buildings visible on map as Lotham. Tithe apportionment numbers 378 (house and court), 377 (mowplot), 376 (garden), 380 (garden), and 381 (house and court).


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

Small changes are apparent with the addition of some small oubuildings when compared to the early 19th century map. Now named Spurland.


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

Minimal changes to the layout and no apparent additional buildings. Still known as Spurland. Field boundary behind largest building no longer visible, previously a garden and mowplot on tithe apportionment.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

The present Westacott includes the holdings of Loatham (named on tithe map) and Spurland, a name first recorded as Spireland in 1616. There may therefore be at least one other farmstead site in the vicinity.


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

Changes to layout and additional buildings are visible. Buildings now named Westacott. Some buildings shown on 1830-1840s tithe map are still present.

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: #111852 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + 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: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2018 10:06AM