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HER Number:MDV20918
Name:Ridgeleigh Farmstead, Chagford

Summary

Ridgeleigh farmstead shown on 19th and early 20th century maps. Shown on the 19th century Tithe Map as 'Ridge Lea' and on the Apportionment as 'Ridge Ley'. All sources suggest two properties at the site

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 836
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of Ridgeleigh deserted medieval or post medieval farmstead including ruined longhouse and surrounding field system, Chagford
  • SHINE: Remains of Ridgeleigh deserted medieval or post medieval farmstead including ruined longhouse and surrounding field system, Chagford

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/195
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Ridge Lea' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a rectangular building in a long rectilinear enclosure with a small sqare building at the southern end of the enclosure. The Apportionment for 'Lower Hurston and Ridge Ley' lists Field Number 1249 as 'Houses & Gardens'. The enclosure has an internal division suggesting there were two houses at this site.


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

Shown on 19th century map as a rectangular building at the northern end of a long enclosure with a square builing at the southern end of the enclosure and a small square building in the south-west corner of a field to the north. The enclosure has an internal division suggesting two properties at the site.


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

Outline of building at the northern end of long enclosure shown on early 20th century map.


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

Site visited on 21st March 1967. Ridgeleigh cottage a deserted farm site. A small cottage, in ruinous condition, just within the western enclosures of Hurston farm. Formerly entered from the moor by a filled in gate and lane.


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

Visible on aerial photograph.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 17 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Deserted Medieval settlement of Ridge Lay which amy have been re-occupied during the 19th century.


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

Ridgeleigh deserted farm site.


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

Outline of enclosure still with internal division shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + 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.
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. Ridgeleigh.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82950 ]
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 17.

Associated Monuments

MDV6607Parent of: Ridgeleigh Farmhouse, Chagford (Building)
MDV119708Related to: Field system surrounding Ridgeleigh deserted farm site, Chagford (Monument)
MDV77191Related to: Lakeland farmstead, Chagford (Monument)
MDV120946Related to: Lakeland Medieval Field System, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6702Related to: TIN MILL in the Parish of Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 26 2018 1:48PM