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HER Number:MDV12667
Name:Bottlehill farmhouse shown on 19th century map, Sparkwell


Bottlehill farmhouse shown on mid 19th century Tithe Map and described as 'House Building Court and Mowhay'


Grid Reference:SX 563 587
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/39

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmhouse shown on 19th century Tithe Map as an irregular shaped building with a long rectangular building to the south. The Apportionment lists '244' as Bottlehill 'House Buildings Court and Mowhay'.

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

Not shown on 19th century map.

Edwards, C., 1979, An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball (Report - Survey). SDV337241.

Visited on 12th July 1979. Bottle hill farmhouse. Mentioned in a lease dated 1820. A statement by John Farley of Hemerdon Ball dated 1879 who worked at Bottle Hill mine from 1823 onwards states that "thirty to forty years ago Bottle Hill farm was torn down. Three cottages now stand on or near the site of the farmhouse and these cottages have always taken, and are still taking their potwater in the same mode through a gutter from the leat". The remains of the farmhouse may be roughly discerned at SX56305878. No trace of the tinners cottages can be found, but the field wall running from SX56105878 to SX56375881 contains an abundance of building stone which may explain their disappearance. Bottlehill leat, gutter, untraceable today.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337241Report - Survey: Edwards, C.. 1979. An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. [Mapped feature: #135088 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV12668Parent of: Building south of Bottlehill farmhouse, Sparkwell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 19 2022 12:07PM