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HER Number:MDV20652
Name:Catstor Farmstead, Meavy

Summary

Catstor farmstead shown on 19th century maps to the north of Castor Down. Catstor was mentioned in the 14th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 541 660
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/83

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.

L-shaped building shown on 19th century Tithe Map surrounded by four small enclosures with two small buildings to the north. The Apportionment for 'Catstor and Little Down' lists Field Number 591 as 'Barn Mow Plot Court and Garden'.


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

Site of a small rectangular building shown on 19th century map with an irregular shaped yard and track to the south


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 230-231 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Catstor Down was mentioned as 'Cattestorre' in 1340 and 'Cattysterre' between 1486 and 1515. The name suggests the possible presence of wild cats.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 15, Plan (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 28th May 1966. A cross passage longhouse within enclosures now farmed by Greenwell Farm, occupied until the latter part of the 19th century. Walls of dry stone construction standing over two metres at west end. Slated roof. Features of "byre part" of the longhouse visible. Outhouses to west, northwest and north. Field boundaries visible. Approached by walled track from Lovaton.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not recorded.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Alternative action report. The ruin was totally destroyed by bulldozer in April 1973.


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

Catstor site of a longhouse.

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. 230-231.
SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 15, Plan.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. [Mapped feature: #82844 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Catstor.

Associated Monuments

MDV113987Part of: Catstor Longhouse, Meavy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2015 9:41AM