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HER Number:MDV20445
Name:Higher Worden, Sourton


Higher worden, deserted farm site. Ale house in the 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 547 917
Map Sheet:SX59SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SW/42

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • BEER HOUSE (Altered, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

KING, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1479.

Higher worden, deserted farm site. Stone built barn at sourton cross under threat from southern route okehampton bypass (king).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV253781.

Des=king, a. C. /dcra survey a30 okehampton bypass - final report/(31/1/1979)/ no.63(worksheet)in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV253782.

Des=balkwill, c. /dcra rural survey/(1976)okehampton bypass no.5 south/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV253783.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV253784.

Des=timms, s. /as above/(18/4/1983).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV253785.

Des=weddell p. J. + reed, s. J. /pdas/55(1997)39-147/excavations at sourton down okehampton 1986-1991: roman road, deserted medieval hamlet + other landscape features.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3991.

This barn is taken to be the one referred to by balkwill, but the tithe map has not been checked (timms).

BALKWILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44259.

Site of a higher worden, a farmstead shown on the tithe map immediately south of sourton cross, where a barn now stands (balkwill).

WEDDELL + REED, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV74691.

Small holdings of higher + lower worden (or wordon) was a single tenement in 1780 owned by john woollicombe + william calmady but was divided by their two families by 1841 (weddell + reed).

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 84-5 (Monograph). SDV359976.

There has been an inn at Sourton Cross for at least 200 years. In a field adjoining the inn, there used to be a barn that was formerly an ale house, dating from the early 19th century. Unfortunately when the road was widened, the barn was demolished.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1479Migrated Record: KING.
SDV253781Migrated Record:
SDV253782Migrated Record:
SDV253783Migrated Record:
SDV253784Migrated Record:
SDV253785Migrated Record:
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 84-5.
SDV3991Migrated Record:
SDV44259Migrated Record: BALKWILL.
SDV74691Migrated Record: WEDDELL + REED.

Associated Monuments

MDV33824Related to: Prewley Moor Arms, Sourton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2017 12:29PM