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HER Number:MDV22086
Name:Shilstone farmstead, Throwleigh


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


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