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HER Number:MDV22086
Name:Shilstone farmstead, Throwleigh

Summary

Also known as Higher Shilstone. Exceptional Medieval farmstead first mentioned in documentation dating to 1352. Historic farmstead included in Dartmoor National Park Authority survey.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 660 901
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/25/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIV - 1350 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848, 9/30 on pdf (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Shelstone' is depicted on the Tithe Map; a group of three central buildings, with four scattered buildings spread around the borders of the farm. 657 on the Throwleigh apportionment; 'Court, waste and houses'.


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

Shilstone is depicted on the late 19th century historic mapping.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 453-4 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Documented in 1352 and 1417. Shelston Downe is documented in 1558.


Alexander, J. J., 1940 - 1941, The Shilstons, 25-30 (Article in Serial). SDV342839.

Shilston. Mentioned in Subsidy Rolls of 1352. Derivation possibly indicates a cromlech. History of branches of Shilston family.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 25/04/1996.


Wilkinson, T., 2010, Flints from Shilstone Excavation (Illustration). SDV346802.


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

Included on list. No further detail provided.


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

Lower and higher shilstone are shown on modern os map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 453-4.
SDV342839Article in Serial: Alexander, J. J.. 1940 - 1941. The Shilstons. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 21. Unknown. 25-30.
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV346802Illustration: Wilkinson, T.. 2010. Flints from Shilstone Excavation. Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. 9/30 on pdf.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV28064Parent of: Barn, calf house and linhay at Shilstone, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV28065Parent of: Dung pit at Shilstone farm, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV6970Parent of: Farmhouse at Higher Shilstone, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV106403Parent of: Stables at Higher Shilstone, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV15717Related to: Domesday manor of Trula, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV109815Related to: Lower Shilstone, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV80517Related to: Shilstone leat, Throwleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 3:32PM