HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV30992
Name:Ruddycleave farmstead, Buckland in the Moor


Ruddycleave (or Reddicliff / Redeclyve, meaning red cliff) is a historic farmstead dating back to at least the 13th century and comprises a number of farmbuildings including stables, pigsties, barn and shippon set around a central farmhouse. Farmstead included in Dartmoor National Park Authority survey.


Grid Reference:SX 729 741
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of a Bronze Age reave system fossilised in the fields west of Ruddycleave; part of a wider system that preserves potential links to nearby prehistoric reave systems

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/305/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD)

Full description

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

Ruddycleave is first mentioned in circa 1200 it appears properly in the lay subsidy rolls of 1330 as Redeclyve meaning red cliff.

White, W., 1968, Reprint of History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire, 431 (Monograph). SDV323585.

Ruddycleave, or Reddicliff, farm is believed to have been given to the church in 1566 and to have been owned by them until at least 19th century.

Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

Various documents are held at the Devon Record Office which mention Ruddycleave throughout the middle ages, see worksheet for full details.

McKay, K., 1994 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1994-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 01/03/1995.

Brown, M., 1996, A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor, 8-9 (Monograph). SDV361770.

Details of the history of Ruddycleave Farm.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323585Monograph: White, W.. 1968. Reprint of History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire. White's 1850 Devon. Hardback Volume. 431.
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.
SDV344544Report - Survey: McKay, K.. 1994 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1994-1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87043 ]
SDV361770Monograph: Brown, M.. 1996. A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor. A guide to the Parish of Buckland-in-the-Moor. A5 Paperback. 8-9.

Associated Monuments

MDV31064Parent of: Barn at Ruddycleave Farm (Building)
MDV30988Parent of: Outbuilding south-west of farmhouse, Ruddycleave (Building)
MDV30993Parent of: Ruddycleave Farmhouse, Buckland in the Moor (Building)
MDV30991Parent of: Shippon at Ruddycleave Farm (Building)
MDV30990Parent of: Stable and pigsties, Ruddycleave Farm (Building)
MDV30928Related to: Bank (Monument)
MDV31310Related to: Flint axe found in yard at Ruddycleave Farm (Find Spot)
MDV30989Related to: Remains of building at Ruddycleave Farm, Buckland in the Moor (Building)
MDV30956Related to: Ruddycleave Leat (Monument)
MDV30950Related to: WELL in the Parish of Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2021 10:47AM