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HER Number:MDV15958
Name:Higher Beardon, Lydford

Summary

The settlement at Beardon was mentioned in Domesday. Farmstead is depicted on the Tithe Map. Also known as 'Beardone', 'Burydon' and 'Bearden' in the past. Layout of farm remained largely unchanged until the mid-late 20th century when some large farm buildings were constructed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 518 841
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/94

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XI to Late Medieval - 1001 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Higher Bearden depicted on the tithe map; 972 on the Peter Tavy apportionment ('house and courtlage'-yard). The dwelling is at the south of the site, with two other small buildings on the east and northern sides of the courtyard.


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

Little change in the layout of the farm shown on the late 19th century historic map.


Reichel, O. J., 1896, The Domesday Hundreds: Listone, 470 (Article in Serial). SDV2119.

Two neighbouring farmsteads named Higher and Lower Beardon. Domesday manor of 'Ferding', held by Fulco of Alured the Breton.


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

Small additional buildings added to the west and north-west area of the farm.


Reichel, O. J., 1914, The Hundred of Lifton in the Time of Testa de Nevil, AD 1243, 196 (Article in Serial). SDV336448.

Tenancies given at the time of Testa de Nevil, 1243.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 232 (Monograph). SDV1312.

'Beardon' is mentioned as 'Buredone' & 'Burydon' in 1242.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Late 1940s aerial photograph shows little change from the early 20th century historic map depiction.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Large scale farm buildings added to the west and north of the site, presumably overlying some of the late 19th century structures.


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

Included on list. No further detail provided.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Appears unchanged from the 1999 aerial shot of the farm.

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. 232.
SDV2119Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1896. The Domesday Hundreds: Listone. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 28. Unknown. 470.
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). [Mapped feature: #81686 ]
SDV336448Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1914. The Hundred of Lifton in the Time of Testa de Nevil, AD 1243. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 46. A5 Paperback. 196.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). 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.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107290Related to: Lower Beardon, Lydford (Monument)
MDV62774Related to: Lydford, Beardon Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 30 2014 12:05PM