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HER Number:MDV40385
Name:Canonteign Barton Farmstead, Christow


Canonteign Barton farmstead shown on 19th century maps to the north-west of Canonteign Barton house. Canonteign was mentioned from the 11th century. Minor internal alterations proposed to building in western range in 2015.


Grid Reference:SX 837 831
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChristow
Ecclesiastical ParishCHRISTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88SW/11/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85589

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, X to XI - 1000 AD to 1099 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Barton' shown on 19th century Tithe Map with a large irregular shaped building with a rectangular group of buildings to the west.

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

Farmstead at Canonteign Barton to the north-west of the large house. The buildings are arranged around a rectilinear yard on the west side of the road.

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

Farmstead shown on early 20th century map.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 430-1 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Canonteign House was mentioned as 'Teigha' in 1086 and 'Tigneam' in 1125. In 1276 it was mentioned as 'Kanone Teyng' and in 1281 as 'Teygne Canonicorum'. The manor was granted to the canons of the monastery of St Mary du Val in France circa 1125.

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

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

Canonteign Barton farmstead.

Pigeon, J., 2015, Statement of Significance for Canonteign Barton, Christow (Report - Assessment). SDV359369.

Detailed historical background of the farm provided.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Farm buildings and stables forming three sides of the yard about 40 metres north-west of Canonteign Barton. The farm buildings, (the north range, returning along part of the west range) are 17th century in origin. The stables (the remainder of the west range and the south range), are probably early 19th century. Farm buildings of cob and stone rubble, mostly with corrugated iron roofs (one lean-to retains a slate roof); stone rubble stables with granite and brick dressings and corrugated iron roof.
(See related record for full details).

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. 430-1.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #90762 ]
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. Canonteign Barton.
SDV359369Report - Assessment: Pigeon, J.. 2015. Statement of Significance for Canonteign Barton, Christow. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV121071Parent of: Farm buildings at Canonteign Barton (Building)
MDV9344Related to: Canonteign Barton, Christow (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6904 - Statement of Significance for Canonteign Barton, Christow

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 4:05PM