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HER Number:MDV29749
Name:Bittleford Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Bittleford farmstead shown on 19th century maps and mentioned from the 10th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 705 748
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/211

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Long irregular shaped building shown on 19th century Tithe Map on the west side of an irregular shaped yard with a small rectangular building to the north. The Apportionment for 'Bittleford' lists Field Number 968 as 'House and Yard'.


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

'Bittleford' farmstead shown on 19th century map as an irregular shaped group of adjoining buildings on the west side of an irregular shaped yard.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 526 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Bittleford was mentioned as 'Bitelanwyrthe' in 956, as 'Bittelworthi' and 'Bitelleworth' in 1277, 'Bytelworthi' in 1333 and 'Bittelford Yeat' in 1587.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol i 34 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Field Number 969 shown on the Tithe Map Apportionment as 'House and Garden' and are now barns.


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

Bittleford farmstead with a longhouse.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Bittleford and Bittleford Farm shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. Vol i 34.
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. 526.
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. Bittleford.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86582 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8018Parent of: Bittleford Farmhouse, Widecombe (Building)
MDV30095Parent of: Cartshed and shippon south-east of Bittleford Farmhouse, Widecombe (Building)
MDV29750Related to: House at Bittleford known as Windwhistle (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2015 4:10PM