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HER Number:MDV30055
Name:Sweaton Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Sweaton farmstead shown on 19th century map and first mentioned in the 16th century. It is listed as' Sweadon' on the 19th century Tithe Map Apportionment

Location

Grid Reference:SX 700 736
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/97/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Sweaton' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a large L-shaped building with at least five other buildings around an irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Sweadon' lists Field Number 1734 as 'Houses Bartons & C'.


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

'Sweaton' shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings and small enclosures around an irregular shaped yard.


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

Sweaton is mentioned as 'Sweton' in 1544.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol IV 781 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Document ERO number 48/14/40/4 records a bargain and sale by John, Earl of Bath, to Richard Langworthy of 'Withecombe'.


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

Sweaton farmstead listed.


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

Sweaton 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 IV 781.
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.
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. Sweaton.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86734 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30054Parent of: Barn at Sweaton, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV30052Parent of: Pigsty at Sweaton farm, Widecombe (Building)
MDV30053Parent of: Shippon north-east of Sweaton farmhouse, Widecombe (Building)
MDV22101Parent of: Sweaton Farmhouse, Widecombe in the Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 20 2016 12:00PM