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HER Number:MDV22137
Name:Southwood farmstead, Christow


Farmstead dates to at least the later 13th century, based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the layout of the farm has not changed greatly since this time. Includes a group of good 17th century farm buildings.


Grid Reference:SX 834 860
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChristow
Ecclesiastical ParishCHRISTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/68

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, XIII - 1250 AD to 1299 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

South Wood is depicted on the Tithe Map with four main buildings (the four listed structures remaining today) and a small structure on the southern side of the yard. 27 on Christow apportionment; 'homestead and garden'.

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

Southwood. By the later 19th century, the fifth substantial building (to the south of the threshing barn) has been added and the horse engine house on the barn (and also one on the northern side of the cider house) is depicted.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 431 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Southwood Farm. Documented in 1289 in the Assizes as 'Southewode iuxta Tengebrigge'.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 10/04/1995.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

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. 431.
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV40365Parent of: Cider House at Southwood Farm, Christow (Building)
MDV40364Parent of: Outbuilding at Southwood Farm, Christow (Building)
MDV40363Parent of: Southwood Farmhouse, Christow (Building)
MDV40366Parent of: Threshing barn at Southwood farm, Christow (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 24 2017 9:54AM