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HER Number:MDV19000
Name:Nurston farmstead, Dean Prior

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the late 16th century, based on documentary evidence, but may have older origins. Visited in 1995 for Historic Farmsteads survey. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout of the farm, including U-shaped range of farm buildings around a yard, appears to have been retained into modern times.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 718 640
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/107

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XVI - 1550 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Plot 116 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Nurston is depicted on the Tithe Map (plot 116; House and Courtlage; part of the Nurston estate). U-shaped range of farm buildings shown around a central yard, with two further buildings to the south-west, including the farmhouse.


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

Late 19th century historic map shows the farm to be largely similar to the Tithe Map depiction, although there have been some additions to the U-shaped range of farm buildings and the farmhouse to the south-west has been substantially extended.


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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 299 (Monograph). SDV1312.

'Nurston' is referred to in document dated 1593.


Hoskins, W. G., 1942 - 1946, Devonshire Gentry in Carolean Times, 7, 8 (Article in Serial). SDV44634.

Nurston Farm, Dean Prior. First recorded in 1594 in a survey of the lands of the Furse family and later in a survey of 1627.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 16/08/1995.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Modern map shows most of the original buildings appear to have been retained, layout is very similar to that shown on the Tithe / late 19th-century historic maps.

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. 299.
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).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. Plot 116.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82390 ]
SDV44634Article in Serial: Hoskins, W. G.. 1942 - 1946. Devonshire Gentry in Carolean Times. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 22. Unknown. 7, 8.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 12:07PM