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HER Number:MDV20714
Name:South Hucken Farmstead, Walkhampton

Summary

Site of a deserted farmstead to the south of Hucken Tor shown in anomolies in field boundaries on historic mapping

Location

Grid Reference:SX 549 736
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural remains of South Hucken Farmstead, consisting of two ruined medieval longhouses with ancient enclosures

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/63
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmstead not shown on 19th century Tithe Map. The Apportionment for 'Parktown' shows three irregular shaped fields with Field Number 563 described as 'Higher coarse ground'. Map object partly based on this source.


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

Field boundaries indicate the site of a former farmstead.


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

Field boudaries present on early 20th century map.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 124 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 8th June 1967. Two ruined longhouses with ancient enclosures on land now farmed by Davytown Farm. The northern house has been built with very large stones. Mound of small stones may indicate stairs. A room has been added at the west end. The smaller house has been entirely turfed over.


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

Not visible on 1947 aerial photographs.


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


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

South Hucken deserted farmstead.


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

Kink in field boundary with wall to the north shown on modern mapping to the south of Hucken Tor. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 124.
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.
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).
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. South Hucken.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV111833Related to: Davytown farm, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV111847Related to: Parktown Farm, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2018 2:50PM