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HER Number:MDV20657
Name:Little Yellowmead Farmstead, Sheepstor

Summary

Little Yellowmead farmstead shown on 19th century maps. Yellowmead was mentioned from the 13th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 675
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/346

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.

Two buildings shown on 19th century Tithe Map with an irregular shaped enclosure. The Apportionment for 'Little Yellowmead' lists Field Number 380 as 'Pound', Field Number 379 as 'Garden' and Field Number 381 as 'Waste'.


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

Rectangular building shown on 19th century map to the north of earlier buildings


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

Yellowmead was mentioned as 'Yalmede' in 1249, as 'Yoldemede' in 1281, 'Yollameade' in 1607 and 'Yollmead Down' in 1718.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 63 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 14th March 1966. Remains of two houses in a tinner's gurt a few yards from Yellowmead blowing house. The farm has a small corral and is connected to a field system running east. The western house possibly has a fireplace and the eastern building was possibly a barn.


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

Not visible on aerila photograph.


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


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

Little Yellowmead a deserted farmstead.


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

Rectangular building and a few field boundries shown on modern mapping.

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. 63.
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: #82849 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Little Yellowmead.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2016 3:16PM