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HER Number:MDV13354
Name:Longhouse 100 metres north-east of Treeland, South Brent

Summary

Remains of possible longhouse, Treeland. This ruined building on the north side of the track leading to Treeland Farm lies about 150 metres north-east of the farm. It is rectangular 30 metres by 5 metres with a long axis lying north-east by south-west, the walls being composed of granite and slatey rubble, up to 2 metres high at the south-west or upper end and about 0.5 meters thick.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 614
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/218

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building is depicted on the Tithe Mosaic, beside the road heading north from Treeland. Number indistinguishable.


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

Building shown on the later 19th century historic map.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3044-3045 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist, 1978 (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Remains of possible longhouse, Treeland. This ruined building on the north side of the track leading to Treeland Farm lies about 150 metres north-east of the farm. It is rectangular 30 metres by 5 metres with a long axis lying north-east by south-west, the walls being composed of granite and slatey rubble, up to 2 metres high at the south-west or upper end and about 0.5 meters thick. There is a clear drop in floor level about 17 metres from the upper end of about 1 metre. No door or window openings are traceable and the walls weathered nearly to ground level at the lower end.


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

Looks like a deserted medieval settlement surrounded by trees on the 1948 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.


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

'Freeland' included on list; no further details provided.


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

Ruined remains of the building are depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3044-3045.
SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. 1978.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80892 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 9:36AM