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HER Number:MDV30016
Name:Lower Tor Farm, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Lower Tor or Torr farmstead is shown on 19th century maps and mentioned in documents dating back to 1249. It is shown on modern mapping as 'Lower Tor' farm. The 19th century Tithe Map Apportionment lists it as 'Lower Tarr'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 697 725
Map Sheet:SX67SE
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: SX67SE/188/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XIII to Late Medieval - 1240 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Group of buildings shown on 19th century Tithe Map. Two main holdings listed:
'Lower Tarr' (to the south) lists Field Number 2128 as 'Houses & Garden', Field Number 2129 as 'Garden Plot' and Field Number 2130 as 'Houses & Gardens'.
The holding to the north includes another dwelling (2127) and is marked on the Apportionment transcription as 'Higher Parr' (may be a typing error).


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

'Lower Torr' shown on 19th century map as a large group of buildings and small enclosures around several irregular shaped yards.


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

'Lower Tor' shown on early 20th century map.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 530 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Lower Tor is first mentioned in 1249 in the assizes as 'La Torre' and as 'Torr' in 1410.


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

Higher Tor and Lower Tor are listed separately with Higher Tor having a longhouse.


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

Shown on modern mapping as 'Higher Tor' and 'Lower Tor', with the latter to the south.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 530.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Higher Tor and Lower Tor.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86707 ]
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV21513Parent of: Barn at Lower Tor Farm, Widecombe (Building)
MDV19152Parent of: Lower Tor farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV123355Related to: Higher Tor Farm, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2018 2:13PM