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HER Number:MDV16335
Name:Taviton Farm, Whitchurch

Summary

Farm dates to at least the 13th century or before, based on documentary sources. Also known as 'Tavyton' in the past. The current layout is largely the same as the late 19th century arrangement of buildings, with some modern additions.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 499 744
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/78

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XI to XII - 1100 AD to 1199 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The late 19th century shows a square arrangement of buildings set around a central arrangement of buildings. T-shaped building to the north of this.


Reichel, O. J., 1914, The Hundred of Tavistock in Early Times, 231,232,237 (Article in Serial). SDV8646.

Tavytown. This farm may represent a survival of the medieval Manor of Tavyton. It was held by the Abbot of Tavistock in the 12th to 15th centuries, but was not a separate Domesday manor. It probably formed part of Tavistock at that time.


Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Roborough (Walchentona) in Early Times, 108,131 (Article in Monograph). SDV336618.

For administration purposes Tavyton fell in the Hundred of Roborough. In 1086 it was included in the Manor of Tavestocha. In 1384 it was recorded as giving its name to one of the 15 tithings in the Roborough Hundred.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 222 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Taviton is 'Tavyton' in 1284 in feudal Aids, 1321 Assize Rolls 'farm by the Tavy'. The present farm is at a little distance from the river, but the original site of the settlement was at the spot now called Mount Tavy.


Alexander, J. J., 1937, Tavistock in the 15th century, 262 (Article in Serial). SDV322349.


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

Included on list. No further detail provided.


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

Taviton depicted on the modern mapping. The majority of the buildings are the same as the late 19th century depiction, although the northern side of the range is no longer extant. T-shaped building to the north is also gone and a number of modern buildings have been added to the east and north-east 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. 222.
SDV322349Article in Serial: Alexander, J. J.. 1937. Tavistock in the 15th century. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. Unknown. 262.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336618Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundred of Roborough (Walchentona) in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 108,131.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81779 ]
SDV8646Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1914. The Hundred of Tavistock in Early Times. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 46. A5 Hardback. 231,232,237.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 12 2014 11:23AM