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HER Number:MDV50894
Name:Beardown Farm, Lydford


Beardown Farm was created from open moorland in the late 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 604 754
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/81

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Beardown marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, to the north-west of Two Bridges.

Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1988, Beardown Farm, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV355062.

Probert, S., 1989, Beardown Warren, Princetown, Dartmoor, 229-233 (Article in Monograph). SDV232550.

Beardown Farm was consolidated from open moorland circa 1790. Early boundaries overlain by Beardown Warren.

Stanbrook, E., 1996, The Building of Princetown Church, Dartmoor, 92 (Article in Serial). SDV232552.

Edward Bray occupied the farm in the late 18th-early 19th century.

Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.), 2000, Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4, 48, 49, (Monograph). SDV339713.

Reference by Swete to Bear down Farm, owned at that time by Mr. Bray, resident of Tavistock and steward to the Duke of Bedford. The accompanying illustration shows the farm to be situated in a rather exposed location.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Beardown Farm marked on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV232550Article in Monograph: Probert, S.. 1989. Beardown Warren, Princetown, Dartmoor. From Cornwall to Caithness. A5 Paperback. 229-233.
SDV232552Article in Serial: Stanbrook, E.. 1996. The Building of Princetown Church, Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 128. Paperback Volume. 92.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93833 ]
SDV339713Monograph: Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.). 2000. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Sw. 4. Hardback Volume. 48, 49,.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV355062Report - Assessment: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1988. Beardown Farm, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon. ADAS. A3 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV21661Parent of: Beardown Farmhouse (Building)
MDV5968Related to: Beardown Warren, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV27244Related to: Field system surrounding Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV57561Related to: Ridge and furrow north of Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV57560Related to: Ridge and furrow west of Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV5974Related to: Site of a cist at Beardown Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2013 9:43AM