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HER Number:MDV29770
Name:Cator Court Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Cator Court farmstead includes a large house with further buildings to the north and north-east which were later called 'Great Cator'. Cator was mentioned from the 12th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 683 769
Map Sheet:SX67NE
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: SX67NE/63

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.

The large house is not present on mid 19th century Tithe Map. The Apportionment for 'Great Cator' lists Field Number 1492 as 'Houses & C', Field Number 1493 as 'Court' and Field Number 1494 as 'Garden'.


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

'Cator Court' shown on 19th century map as a large irregular shaped building with ornamental garden to the south and a large rectangular building to the north-west. To the north are two large irregular shaped buildings with a narrow L-shaped building to the north.


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

'Cator Court' shown on early 20th century map.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 526-7 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Cator was mentioned as 'Cadatrea' in 1167 and various other spellings in the 13th and 14th centuries. In 1412 is was 'Cadetru' and 'Nythercatrew' in 1481.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 99 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Site visited on 27th July 1979. Modern name Great Cator. An old longhouse, much altered, half of which is let to holiday makers and half of which is almost derelict.


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

Great Cator farmstead listed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86593 ]
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. 99.
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. 526-7.
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. Great Cator.

Associated Monuments

MDV6044Parent of: Cator Court (Building)
MDV117370Parent of: Cator Court, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV117369Parent of: Labourers cottages for Cator Farm, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV29771Related to: Site of a chapel at Cator Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2016 1:38PM