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HER Number:MDV26082
Name:Swincombe Farm


The remains of Swincombe Farm consist of a roofless 19th century byre of mortared boulder construction with troughs along the north wall, a further roofless barn/byre and store building constructed of unmortared boulders, an open fronted structure and a recently demolished farmhouse built in 1913. These buildings apparently overlie earlier structures depicted in 1818 as lodges of Tor Royal estate belonging to Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt.


Grid Reference:SX 639 725
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/269

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LODGE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1785 AD to 1818 AD (Between))
  • FARMSTEAD (Built, XIX to XX - 1818 AD to 1913 AD (Between))

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257888.

Three deserted buildings visible, probably quite modern, at sx63937256, sx63967258 and sx63967256 (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV257890.

Aph=nmr sf2134/0116(12/4/1983).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257891.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257892.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(7/4/1988)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257893.

Newton/dartmoor a new study/(nd).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257894.

Des=duchy of cornwall/map of freehold and early enclosures on dartmoor/(1805-18).

National Monuments Record, 2010, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV214864.

The remains of swincombe farm (rchme, citing newton). Vis=7/4/1988 (rchme) 1. Sx63957257. A 19c byre of mortared boulder construction 8.4m by 3.3m internally with troughs along the n wall. The building is aligned e-w and is roofless. Vis=2. Sx63967255. A barn/byre of unmortared boulders 4.7m by 7.0m internally, roofless and remaining to a height of 2.2m. Vis=3. Sx69397255. A store of unmortared boulders 9.4m by 4.0m internally, roofless and remaining 2.5m high. Vis=4. Sx63977255. An open fronted structure 8.0m by 1.8m internally. The roofless remains stand 1.5m high. Vis=5. Sx63937256. A recently demolished farmhouse built in 1913. Vis=these buildings apparently overlie earlier structures depicted in 1818 as lodges of tor royal estate belonging to sir thomas tyrwhitt (probert).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214864National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV257888Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV257890Aerial Photograph:
SDV257891Migrated Record:
SDV257892Migrated Record:
SDV257893Migrated Record:
SDV257894Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV6374Related to: Bishop's House Farmstead, Hexworthy (Monument)
MDV54463Related to: Tavistock to Ashburton pack-horse track (Monument)
MDV6280Related to: Tor Royal Farmhouse, Princetown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 11 2017 10:28AM