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HER Number:MDV29198
Name:Lower Eggbeer, Cheriton Bishop


Farmstead may date to the 11th century, based on documentary evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map, there have been a number of alterations and additions since this time, including the construction of a new farmhouse to the west of the main farm.


Grid Reference:SX 771 917
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCheriton Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHERITON BISHOP

Protected Status

  • SHINE: 19th century or earlier farm buildings at Lower Eggbeer Farm, Cheriton Bishop

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/31
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XI - 1066 AD to 1099 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Lower Eggbeer depicted on the Tithe Map; 1178 on the Cheriton Bishop Apportionment. Orchards to the east and west of the farm. Northernmost building appears to have a horse engine house attached on the northern side.

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

Farmstead known as 'Lower Eggbeer' marked on the late 19th century historic map. Much the same as the Tithe Map depiction, with one outlying building on the approach road to the farm to the west. Horse engine house on the northernmost building.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 428 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Eggbeer is first mentioned in the Domesday Book dated 1086 as 'Eigebere'. It literally means Ecga's Wood.

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

Included on list. No further detail provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

The modern map shows a number of additional buildings added to the farm on the western side and some alterations / replacement buildings in the centre of the farm. At some point in the 20th century the farmhouse was replaced / altered to become farm buildings and a new farmhouse was constructed near the road at the western approach to the farm.

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. 428.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV59088Parent of: Barn at Lower Eggbeer, Cheriton Bishop (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2016 11:50AM