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HER Number:MDV22815
Name:Emsworthy Farmstead, Ilsington


Remains of Emsworthy farmstead shown on 19th century maps and mentioned from 1327


Grid Reference:SX 745 765
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XX - 1066 AD to 1919 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 02/10/1945, RAF 106G/UK/879, 7003 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345865.

Farmstead visible on aerial photograph.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 478 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Site known as 'Hemsworthy' was mentioned as 'Aylmersworth(y)' in 1327, 'Aylmesworthy' in 1379 and 'Omsworthye' in 1566.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1983, Emsworthy, Ilsington (Worksheet). SDV306492.

Site visited 16/11/1983. Extensive ruins of Emsworthy farm complex apparently last occupied in World War I (according to oral information from the landowner). One building is still in use as barn with corrugated iron roof. This is though to be relatively late in date. Immediately to the south of this building and with a long axis at right angles to it are the remains of what may have been the original farm dwelling. At the east end of this structure are the remains of a massive fireplace with two upright granite slabs forming the sides of it. Other details: Scanned from a parish file source at DCC.

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

Visible and recorded.

Thorp, J. R. L., 2006, Emsworthy, Ilsington (Report - Survey). SDV347823.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

The barn is depicted on the modern mapping as an existing building and there are outlines of the L-shaped building to the north of the barn, and rectangular building remains to the south of the barn and also to the north-west of the site.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV306492Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1983. Emsworthy, Ilsington. Worksheet. 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.
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. 478.
SDV345865Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 02/10/1945. RAF 106G/UK/879. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7003.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83459 ]
SDV347823Report - Survey: Thorp, J. R. L.. 2006. Emsworthy, Ilsington. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K718. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Emsworthy.

Associated Monuments

MDV80708Parent of: Barn at Emsworthy, Ilsington (Building)
MDV66278Parent of: Gateposts at Emsworthy, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV80702Parent of: Longhouse at Emsworthy Farm, Ilsington (Building)
MDV80704Parent of: Ruins at Emsworthy Farm, Ilsington (Building)
MDV80707Parent of: Shippon at Emsworthy, Ilsington (Building)
MDV66276Parent of: Walls associated with earlier house, Greenway, Galmpton (Monument)
MDV22817Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Ilsington (Monument)
MDV22819Related to: Gatepost (Monument)
MDV26838Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5287 - Survey of Emsworthy Farm, Ilsington

Date Last Edited:Nov 28 2014 11:32AM