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HER Number:MDV13336
Name:Merrifield Farmhouse, South Brent

Summary

Farmhouse dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, but may be older. Farm is thought to date to the 16th century or before. Dwelling appears largely the same as the historic map depictions, although has had an adjoining building added in the 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 616
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/203

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmhouse is depicted on the Tithe Map at Merrifield; 776 on the South Brent apportionment ('Dwelling house, other buildings, yard and c.'). House is located at the south-eastern corner of the farm, with farm buildings to the west and north-west.


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

Much the same as the Tithe Map.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets (Worksheet). SDV340722.

Farmhouse, Merrifield, extant. Date of site 16th century or earlier.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

The modern map show a building now adjoining the farmhouse but otherwise appears much the same as on the older maps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80879 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV113221Part of: Merrifield Farm, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2015 12:26PM