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HER Number:MDV14226
Name:Barn and enclosures associated with Brownberry Farmstead, Lydford

Summary

Brownberry barn and small enclosures shown on early 20th century map and associated with Brownberry farmstead to the north

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 741
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a barn and enclosures associated with the deserted 19th century or earlier Brownberry farmstead

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/99
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARM BUILDING (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1910 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building not present on 19th century map.


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

Small building shown on early 20th century map with three small enclosures to the north-west and south-east.


Fox, A., 1969, Swincombe Survey (Report - Survey). SDV250998.

Brownberry Site II visited in 1968. Ruins of drystone buildings some 300 yards south-east of Brownberry (sx67sw/43). A circular stock pen and a byre or linhay. No sign of a dwelling. Presumably outbuildings of brownberry, not the earlier site. Of no great antiquity (fox).


Fox, A., 1969, Swincombe Survey, 21 (Report - Survey). SDV250998.

Brownberry Site II visited in 1968. Ruins of drystone buildings some 300 yards south-east of Brownberry. A circular stock pen and a byre or linhay. No sign of a dwelling. Presumably outbuildings of Brownberry, not the earlier site. Of no great antiquity.


Fletcher, M. J., 1988, Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV214888.

Site visited on 16th May 1988. A roofless structure and two small enclosures are situated at the junction of a number of pasture fields on a slight shelf of a fairly steep sw-facing slope. The remains of the 7 metre by 3.8 metre building comprise a 1.3 metre high drystone wall with two short ruined return walls. The fourth, open, side has two 1.8 metre high drill-split pillars which presumably supported the roof of this small shippon or linhay. A sub-triangular shaped enclosure attached to its north-west side has an 0.8 metre high drystone wall and narrow gateway flanked by two granite orthostats; a similar enclosure to the north-east lies at a slightly higher level. Both enclosures were either animal pounds or plots. The building, which is hardly a cot, is not shown on the 1839 Tithe Map but it is depicted on the 1951 Ordnance Survey plan as a roofless structure. Brownberry is incorrectly marked on the modern map at a point too far to the south-east for either the recent or ancient site. There are the remains at that point of a cot which was associated with Brownberry in the ancient tenement of Brown Berry. Ruins of drystone buildings, circular stock pen and byre, presumably outbuildings of Brownberry farm.


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

'Brownberry' shown on modern mapping as a small building with small enclosures to the north and east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214888Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1988. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV250998Report - Survey: Fox, A.. 1969. Swincombe Survey. Unknown.
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).
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81182 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV20672Related to: Brownberry Farmstead, Lydford (Monument)
MDV6281Related to: Former Brownberry Farmstead south-east of Dunnabridge Pound, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 31 2017 10:38AM