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HER Number:MDV29933
Name:Lizwell Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor


Lizwell farmstead is shown on 19th century maps and was first mentioned in the 15th century


Grid Reference:SX 706 744
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/99/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XV to XVI - 1443 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Liswell' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of buildings and several small enclosures. The Apportionment for 'Liswill' lists Field Number 1037 as 'Road & Bartons', Field Number 1032 as 'Garden', Field Number 1033 as 'Orchard' and Field Number 1036 as 'Higher Garden'.

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

'Lizwell' shown on 19th century map as a square range of buildings in an irregular shaped yard with a further goup of adjoining buildings to the north. Other buildings are shown to the north-east.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 529 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Lizwell is first mentioned as 'Leyswille' in 1443 and as 'Lesewill' between 1543 and 1558.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol III, 453 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Site visited on 3rd July 1979. According to the owner of Lizwell it can be traced back as far as 1485. She believed the origin of the name to mean 'lies well', as indeed it does.

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

Lizwell farmstead listed with a longhouse.

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

Lizwell shown on modern mapping with several of the original buildings.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86657 ]
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 III, 453.
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. 529.
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. Lizwell.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV29935Parent of: Farm buildings at Lizwell Farm, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV29212Parent of: Lizwell Farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV29934Parent of: Lizwell Horse Engine House, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV29936Parent of: Ruined building south of Lizwell (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 14 2018 9:24AM