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HER Number:MDV20625
Name:Essworthy Farmstead, now flooded by Burrator Reservoir


Essworthy farmstead shown on 19th century maps now flooded by Burrator Reservoir


Grid Reference:SX 554 682
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/338

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Essworthy' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of five buildings around an irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Essworthy Estate' lists Field Number 127 as 'House & C'.

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

'Essworthy' farmstead depicted on 19th century map as two irregular shaped buildings to the east of the road.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey, No 75 (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.

Essworthy farm. Deserted farm now flooded by Burrator reservoir. Marked on 19th century maps. A man named Clifton lived at Essworthy at the end of the 19th century.

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

Essworthy farmstead under Burrator Reservoir.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV278356Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown. No 75.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82837 ]
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. Essworthy.

Associated Monuments

MDV103325Related to: Burrator Reservoir (Monument)
MDV20601Related to: Redstone Farm, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 25 2016 11:55AM