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HER Number:MDV12853
Name:Redford Farmstead, Peter Tavy

Summary

Remains of Redford farmstead shown on 19th century maps with the outline of enclosures still present on modern mapping. It was mentioned as 'Redeford' in the 14th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 537 833
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/69

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Redeford' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as two rectangular buildings on the north and south sides of a rectilinear yard surrounded by six small enclosures. The Apportionment for 'Redeford' Lists Field Number 907 as 'Houses Courtlage & C', Field Number 909 as 'Courtlage' and Field Number 910 as 'Garden'.


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

'Redford' shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings and small enclosures.


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

'Redford' shown on early 20th century map as two rectangular buildings with a well shown as 'W' to the north, a 'Ford' to the north-west and surrounded by several small enclosures.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 233 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Redford was mentioned as 'Redeford' in 1342.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2149 4291 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 11th June 1947.


Royal Air Force, 1961, Royal Air Force Photograph, F44.138 (Aerial Photograph). SDV303830.

Photograph taken on 25th May 1961.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 113-144 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Deserted household of four buildings and enclosures at Redford. Buildings show late development.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 110, Plan (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 29th April 1968. A ruined farm abandoned probably less than 100 years ago. Little remains except for foundations of dwelling and outbuildings. Mortared and slated.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Recorded on aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 2002, Alternative Action Report (Report - Survey). SDV276121.

Alternative action report.


Greeves, T., 2007, Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey (Report - Survey). SDV360294.

The history of Reddaford Farm can be traced back to 1334 and possibly to 1242 when the placename 'Redeforde' is mentioned as a boundary point. The survey identified six buildings within the farmstead as well as the site of a possible roundhouse and a possible threshing platform. A wedgecut stone was located on the side of the track to the south of the farm.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Redford, Whitehill (Un-published). SDV352501.

Redford listed as a lost farmstead.


National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape (Website). SDV357603.

Site visited on 9th September 1979. The degree of deterioration of the buildings since 1907 is remarkable. Although the outbuildings are unmortared the site is probably Post-medieval. A moulded granite fireplace jamb survives. Plan shows buildings within hedgebanks, and a possible pillow mound.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Outline of enclosures shown on modern mapping.

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. 233.
SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 110, Plan.
SDV276121Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 2002. Alternative Action Report.
SDV303830Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. Royal Air Force Photograph. 58/4424. F44.138.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 113-144.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 2149 4291.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Redford, Whitehill.
SDV357603Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80664 ]
SDV360294Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. 2007. Reddaford Farm, Willsworthy: An Archaeological and Historical Survey. A4 Spiral Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV119729Parent of: Building on the east side of Willsworthy Brook, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119670Parent of: Redford Farm Barn, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119671Parent of: Redford Farm Building 3, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119723Parent of: Redford Farm Building 4, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119724Parent of: Redford Farm Building 5, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119725Parent of: Redford Farm Building 6, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119726Parent of: Redford Farm Horse Engine, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119727Parent of: Redford Farm Threshing Platform, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV119669Parent of: Redford Farmhouse, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV119728Parent of: Wedgecut Stone at Redford Farm, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV28093Related to: Building on the west side of Willsworthy Brook, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV11810Related to: Building west of Willsworthy Brook, Peter Tavy (Building)
MDV5570Related to: The Reddaford Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6663 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6664 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6665 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2017 2:33PM