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HER Number:MDV15625
Name:Blackslade Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Blackslade farmstead shown on 19th century maps and mentioned in the 16th century. It is possibly part of the Doomsday Manor of Deandon

Location

Grid Reference:SX 727 755
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/118

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Blackslade' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as two large and four small buildings in an irregular shaped enclosure. The Apportionment lists Field Number 803 as 'House Garden & C'.


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

Blackslade shown on 19th century map as a group of two large and several small buildings surrounded by several small enclosures.


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

Blackslade shown on early 20th century map.


Jordan, M. H., 1910-1911, Manor of Deandon, 47-8 (Article in Serial). SDV285543.

Blackslade. This is mentioned as a Domesday manor, one of only two such farms in the area according to Gawne. Blackslade was part of the Medieval manor of Deandon. Mentioned in the cartulary of Buckfast Abbey during the reign of King John. Early descents given.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 526 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Blackslade is 'Blakslade' in 1544 and means dark valley. The place has been identified with 'Blackestac' and 'Blackestach'. It is possibly the 'Bacheslac' mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, but if this is correct the forms must be corrupt.


French, H. + Linehan, C. D., 1963, Abandoned Medieval Sites in Widecombe in the Moor, 175 (Article in Serial). SDV345196.

The original site of Blackslade mentioned in Domesday as held with Dunstone Manor may well be in the Blackslade valley where there is now the remains of a larger three-roomed type of long house.


Gawne, E., 1970, Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor, 50 (Article in Serial). SDV238056.

Gawne, e. /tda/102(1970)50/field patterns in widecombe parish.


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

Not visible on aerial photographs.


Thorn, C. + Thorn, F., 1985, Domesday Book Volume 9: Devon (Monograph). SDV356703.

The Domesday Book states "with this Manor Dunstone, held by Roger from Ralph de Pomeraie Ralph has a Manor called Blackeslac which Edwit held T. R. E. And it paid geld for 1 virgate. This 1 plough can till. On it are two villeins, 3 bordars also 2 acres of pasture worth 3s a year. "


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

Blackslade farmstead listed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 526.
SDV238056Article in Serial: Gawne, E.. 1970. Field Patterns in Widecombe Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 102. A5 Hardback. 50.
SDV285543Article in Serial: Jordan, M. H.. 1910-1911. Manor of Deandon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 6 Part1. 47-8.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81634 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345196Article in Serial: French, H. + Linehan, C. D.. 1963. Abandoned Medieval Sites in Widecombe in the Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 95. A5 Hardback. 175.
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. Blackslade.
SDV356703Monograph: Thorn, C. + Thorn, F.. 1985. Domesday Book Volume 9: Devon. Domesday Book Volume 9: Devon. 9. A5 Hardback.

Associated Monuments

MDV29742Parent of: Blackslade Farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV80398Parent of: Stable and barn, Blackslade Manor (Building)
MDV7468Related to: Blackslade Longhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 2:51PM