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HER Number:MDV22098
Name:Uppacott Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor


Uppacott Medieval settlement consisting of Higher Uppacott and Lower Uppacott and mentioned from the 14th century with elements still remaining in modern times


Grid Reference:SX 701 728
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/96

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Settlement of 'Lower Uppacott' shown on 19th century map as three groups of buildings. The most northerly group was known later as 'High Uppacott' and is shown as a group of buildings on three sides of a rectilinear yard in a triangular enclosure. To the south is an L-shaped building with a rectangular building adjoining to the south which was later known as 'Uppacott Farm'. To the southwest a group of three adjoining buildings are shown.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 529 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Uppacott is mentioned as 'Uppercott' on older maps and was the home of Ralph de Uppecote in 1330.

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 1387 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Two longhouses and settlement visible.

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

Higher Uppacott farmhouse with a longhouse.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1387.
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. 529.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Higher Uppacott.

Associated Monuments

MDV22100Parent of: Higher Uppacott Farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV113178Parent of: Higher Uppacott Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV22099Parent of: Lower Uppacott Farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV80438Related to: Uppacott Leat, Poundsgate (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2019 2:37PM