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HER Number:MDV20666
Name:Mis Tor Farm or Mount View, Lydford

Summary

'Mis Tor Farm' shown on modern mapping. Shown as 'Mount View' on the late 19th and early 20th century maps. Now abandoned

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 755
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of a group of three deserted farmsteads around Mis Tor Farm that date to at least the 19th century
  • SHINE: Remains of a group of three deserted farmsteads around Mis Tor Farm that date to at least the 19th century

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/77
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Three separate buildings shown on 19th century map in a sub-triangular enclosure with a scarp to the east. A 'Spring' is shown to the east. Map object partly based on this source.


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

A large irregular shaped building shown as 'Mount View' on early 20th century map with two rectangular buildings to the north and a small L-shaped building to the east with a small square building to the north of it. Map object partly based on this source.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 86, visited 11/5/1968 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Mis Tor Farm. The dwelling house of this farm has been demolished, possibly by explosives and left as an enormous pile of featureless rubble. Only part of the west wall remains. The shippen is still in use however as a cowshed. The site was abandoned in recent years. Shown as still roofed on 1954 Ordnance Survey 1:10560 historic map.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 86, visited 11/5/1968.
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).
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV20667Related to: Farmstead at Mis Tor Farm, Lydford (Building)
MDV20663Related to: Farmstead north-west of Rendlestone, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV20661Related to: Farmstead to the west of Mis Tor Farm, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 11 2017 11:36AM