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HER Number:MDV15620
Name:Rowbrook Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor


Rowbrook farmstead shown on 19th century maps and mentioned in the 13th century. The 19th century Tithe Map Apportionment lists the farmstead as 'Roughbrook'


Grid Reference:SX 684 725
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status


Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/118
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XII to XIX - 1200 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Group of four buildings around an irregular shaped yard with a small building to the north and a rectangular building to the south. The Apportionment for 'Roughbrook' lists Field Number 2179 as 'House & Waste' and Field Number 2180 also as 'House & Waste'.

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

Rowbrook shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 529 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Rowbrook is first mentioned as 'Robroke' in 1291 in the Taxatio Ecclesiastica. By 1671 it had become 'Rowbrookes' in the Recovery Rolls. It probably means 'roe brook'.

Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 371 (Monograph). SDV231148.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1953)371.

Gawne, E., 1970, Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor, 51 (Article in Serial). SDV238056.

Rowbrook farm is first mentioned in documentary sources in 1291.

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

Rowbrook farmstead with a longhouse and called 'Baubrook' on the Tithe Map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 371.
SDV238056Article in Serial: Gawne, E.. 1970. Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 102. A5 Hardback. 51.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 529.
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. Rowbrook.

Associated Monuments

MDV29851Part of: Former longhouse at Rowbrook Farm (Building)
MDV6514Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV29953Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV6523Related to: Vaghill Warren, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 17 2016 2:15PM