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HER Number:MDV20599
Name:Narrotor Farmstead, Sheepstor

Summary

Site of Narrator farmstead shown on 19th and early 20th century maps and mentioned in 1827 but not present on modern mapping

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 687
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/314

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Narrator' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a long rectangular building in an irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Narrator' lists Field Number 27 as 'House & C'.


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

'Narrator' farmstead shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard with three small buildings in the enclosure to the south.


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

Group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard shown on early 20th century map.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 240 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Narrator was mentioned as 'Narrow Tor' in 1827.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 91 (Un-published). SDV150434.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey, No 42 (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.

Narrator farm. Range of farm buildings, very ruined and disturbed where material has been taken from them. There is a considerable amount of 18th and 19th century pottery among ruins and walls at south-east end of complex. Haynes described the site in 1966: 'a large farm with a well built two storey house, mortared, plastered, slated and with red brick ridge tiles'. Last occupied in 1923. Description of buildings at that time given in survey. Vegetation cleared in 1978.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.


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

Narrotor farmstead listed.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Farmstead not shown on modern mapping although many of the field boundaries are preserved.

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. 240.
SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 91.
SDV278356Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown. No 42.
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).
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. Narrator.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82821 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 4:23PM