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HER Number:MDV1500
Name:Middle Kidwell, Sampford Peverell


Site of a supposed farm which was documented in 1796, but deserted between 1840 and 1886, to the south of Uplowman. An upstanding walled structure of a probable boundary wall or building visible on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1967 and seen on the ground in 1982 may represent the remains of the farmstead. It had been levelled along with the field boundary by 1984.


Grid Reference:ST 017 145
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Peverell
Civil ParishUplowman
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD PEVERELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01SW/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, XV to XIX - 1401 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1796, Map of Sampford Peverell Manor (Record Office Collection). SDV51009.

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

Plot 344 is simply recorded as 'Buildings' on the Sampford Peverell Tithe Apportionment.

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

A range of structures are depicted on the Sampford Peverell parish tithe map of approximately 1838-48.

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

The buildings have been completely cleared.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4330-31 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

A structure of a probable wall is visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1967, OS/67220, OS/67220 V 200-01 15-JUN-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356988.

The wall is visible as an upstanding structure.

Balkwill, C. J., 1976, North Devon Link Road, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV51639.

Buildings shown on Tithe Map and Manorial Survey of 1796, but not on 1886 Ordnance Survey map. The are tentatively identified with site of Middle Kidwell though this would imply adjustment of parish boundaries in this area.

King, A. C., 1979, Worksheet (Worksheet). SDV51050.

Middle Kidwell, site of a supposed farm, disappeared between 1840 and 1886. Shown on a manorial survey of 1796. Traces of a stone wall are incorporated into a field boundary at this point.

Doggett, N., 1982, NDLR1 Card Index, F.21 (Archive - Survey). SDV56213.


Doggett, N., 1983, The North Devon Link Road (Stage One). Sampford Peverell to Tiverton, F.21 (Un-published). SDV363254.

Three unnamed buildings shown on an estate map of 1796 and on the Tithe Map. Balkwill suggests that the buildings, which are linked by a track to Broadview Farm Road, represent the site of Middle Kidwell. There is no definite trace of the buildings on the ground, although a length of stone walling in a field boundary at ST01371455 may represent the site. The finds made from this part of the route are not suggestive, however, of medieval settlement. It appears that the site itself was not destroyed by the road.

Ordnance Survey, 1984, OS/84040 V, OS/84040 V 007-08 21-APR-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357374.

The wall has been completely levelled.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

An upstanding walled structure of a probable boundary wall or building of medieval to post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the south of Uplowman. The wall appears to be associated with a range of buildings depicted on the parish tithe map of approximately 1838-48 and may represent the southern edge of the larger of the buildings, or part of the boundary which encompasses the buildings. The buildings have been completely cleared by the time of the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s, with the upstanding wall being incorporated and thus preserved into the changing layout of the field boundary. The wall remains upstanding on aerial photographs of 1967, although has been completely levelled, along with field boundary, by 1984.

Sources / Further Reading

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. [Mapped feature: #81398 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV356902Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4330-31 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356988Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67220. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/67220 V 200-01 15-JUN-1967.
SDV357374Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1984. OS/84040 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/84040 V 007-08 21-APR-1984.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV51009Record Office Collection: Unknown. 1796. Map of Sampford Peverell Manor. DRO 10448/M/E90. Unknown.
SDV51050Worksheet: King, A. C.. 1979. Worksheet. Worksheet.
SDV51639Report - Survey: Balkwill, C. J.. 1976. North Devon Link Road. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Rural Survey. 8. Unknown. 4.
SDV56213Archive - Survey: Doggett, N.. 1982. NDLR1 Card Index. North Devon Link Road Phase 1: Archive. Card Index. F.21.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2019 10:08AM