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HER Number:MDV28071
Name:Boveycombe Farmstead, Lustleigh


Boveycombe farmstead in Hisley Wood shown on 19th century maps and mentioned in the 14th century


Grid Reference:SX 776 804
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishLUSTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Structural and earthwork remains of a deserted farmstead known as Boveycombe in Hisley Wood, comprising three buildings and associated fields

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/86
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

'Boveycombe' farm depicted on the Tithe Map comprising three buildings in a long irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Boveycoombe Estate' lists Field Number 708 as 'Farm House Courtlage & C' and Field Numbers 707 and 710 as 'Garden'.

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

'Boveycombe' farmstead shown on 19th century map as several buildings and small enclosures surrounded by woodland.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Three buildings depicted on the early 20th century map at Boveycombe. The easternmost buildings appears far smaller than its depiction on the Tithe Map at this time.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 481 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Boveycombe was mentioned as 'Bovycomb' in 1330.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1985, Deserted farmstead at Boveycombe, Lustleigh (Worksheet). SDV297868.

Deserted farm site of Boveycombe in Hisley Wood. Group of very overgrown buildings; the one at the north-western end of the site has been cut through by a forest ride. Site appears to have been occupied within the last 100 years or so but is becoming overgrown with laurel and other vegetation. Other details: Scanned version of Parish File source.

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

The outline of the three buildings at Boveycombe farm in Hisley Wood can still be seen depicted on the modern mapping. Deserted at some point after the time it was depicted on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1905-7) and was already considerably overgrown by the mid-1980s when it was visited by Greeves.

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

Boveycombe site of a farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV297868Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1985. Deserted farmstead at Boveycombe, Lustleigh. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 481.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85941 ]
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Boveycombe.

Associated Monuments

MDV107712Parent of: Farmhouse at Boveycombe Farm (Building)
MDV107714Parent of: North-west building at Boveycombe Farm (Building)
MDV107715Parent of: South-east building at Boveycombe Farm (Building)
MDV124612Related to: Boundary bank in Hisley Wood, south of Gradner Rocks (Monument)
MDV124614Related to: Boundary bank in Hisley Wood, south of Gradner Rocks (Monument)
MDV124547Related to: Boundary wall at Boveycombe Farm (Monument)
MDV124616Related to: Building by trackway to Boveycombe Farm (Building)
MDV124549Related to: Feature north-west of Boveycombe Farm (Monument)
MDV124611Related to: Field in Hisley Wood, south of Gradner Rocks (Monument)
MDV113876Related to: Gatepost south-west of Boveycombe Farm (Monument)
MDV124606Related to: Gateway in Hisley Wood (Monument)
MDV107693Related to: Granite roller north of Boveycombe Farm (Find Spot)
MDV107695Related to: Granite trough south of Boveycombe Farm (Monument)
MDV124550Related to: Leat or track north-west of Boveycombe Farm (Monument)
MDV124608Related to: Platform at Gradner Rocks (Monument)
MDV113877Related to: Possible enclosure south of Boveycombe Farm (Monument)
MDV124615Related to: Track to Boveycombe Farm (Monument)
MDV124607Related to: Wall on north side of Hisley Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2019 1:04PM