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HER Number:MDV47462
Name:Dunkeswell, Beancroft


Site of Beancroft shown as a small farmstead on 19C map


Grid Reference:ST 138 108
Map Sheet:ST11SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SW/77

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVI to XXI - 1501 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of 'Beancroft' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as group of three adjoining L-shaped buildings with a yard to the west & two small fields to the east. Only the two eastern buildings of the farmstead are shown on OS 25" (1906) map. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1906) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 47SE (Cartographic). SDV101261.

'Beaucroft' cottage marked on OS 6" (1905) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 47SE (Cartographic). SDV123294.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 615 (Monograph). SDV1312.

'Beancroft' is first mentioned as 'Beyn Crofts' in 1539.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1992 - 1993, Blackdown Hills Survey Archive (Archive - Survey). SDV324187.

A named cottage 'Beancroft' marked on OS 6" (1891) map.

Gibbons, P., 1993, Dunkeswell Abbey (Report - Survey). SDV123148.

In northeast corner of field is site of small stone house, the ruins of which were visible earlier this century. Other details: Note.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101261Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 47SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV123148Report - Survey: Gibbons, P.. 1993. Dunkeswell Abbey. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV123294Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 47SE. 6".
SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 615.
SDV324187Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1992 - 1993. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. A4 Unbound.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV115976Related to: Orchard Banks, north of Burnsome Cottage, Dunkeswell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 19 2016 8:03AM