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HER Number:MDV20668
Name:Croftshead deserted farmstead, Walkhampton

Summary

Site of an abandoned farmstead at Croftshead. Depicted on the Tithe Map with one main building, it was surveyed by Haynes in 1966 when there was very little evidence remaining. Nothing shown on the late 19th century historic map.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 546 706
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/62

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD? to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Croftshead is depicted on the Tithe Map; 272, 275 on the Walkhampton Apportionment. One main building shown with plots to the north and north-east and a lane approaching. One other small structure to the south of the ?dwelling.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 27 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site of farmstead? at Croftshead. (Surveyed 19/3/1966). Possible farm site almost ploughed out of existence. Was probably entered from the north-west by a sunken lane which leads up to the site from the old Princetown railway line. Remains are very sparse; signs of one large room (6.7 by 3.7 metres) and small pens around the yard. Axis of the building is north-east by south-west. Near the entrance leading to the main room is an upright rounded stone with and iron pin leaded into its top, flush with the granite. Probably used for holding a gate open. Opposite the building west is a ruined wall, with a gateway and granite post with leaded iron ring.


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

Not visible on 1947 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


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

Included on list. No further information provided.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 27.
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.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV61950Related to: Enclosure on Walkhampton Common 475 metres north-north-east of Horseyeatt (Monument)
MDV61951Related to: Hut circle on Walkhampton Common situated 475 metres north-north-east of Horseyeatt (Monument)
MDV61952Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV2353Related to: The Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 10:37AM