HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
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:MDV5255
Name:Lambsdown Farm, West Buckfastleigh

Summary

Remains of Lambsdown Farm. The farm is recorded on the mid 19th century Tithe Map but is marked as a ruin on the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey map. Lambs Down was mentioned in the 13th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 697 660
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST BUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/67

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Lambsdown' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as ranges of buildings around the east, north and west sides of a square yard with another building, possibly the farmhouse on the south side with two small rectangular enclosures adjoining between the house and the lane. The Apportionment for 'Lambsdown' lists Field Numbers 261, 262 and 263 as 'Houses & Gardens'.


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

'Lambsdown Farm (Ruin)' marked.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 294 (Monograph). SDV1312.

'Lambs Down' is referred to in the 13th century Buckfast Cartulary as 'Lamescumbe', 'Lombescumbe' and 'Lomescome'.


Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 4268-9 1012 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, 5218 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147275.


Royal Air Force, 1953, RAF/58/1110, 0044/5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161743.


Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 172 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Lambsdown or Lemson. Two long buildings. Remains of other with enclosure beside the track.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, Table 2 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 60 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visit 20th January 1968. A very ruined farm, now turfed over. Two apparent dwelling houses, one divided into at least three rooms. Remains of outbuildings and gardens. Probably mortared. A chimney was still standing 40 years agao.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Two buildings visible and recorded. They lie in a small area of peat cutting which extends eastwards.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Outline of buildings visible.


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

Lambsdown ruined farmstead.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX66NE46 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV147682.

Site visit 2nd August 1979. A deserted farmstead of three rectangular buildings grouped around a yard. Lime mortar used in construction, suggesting a post medieval date.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 294.
SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4268-9 1012.
SDV147275Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5218.
SDV147682Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX66NE46. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 60.
SDV161743Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1953. RAF/58/1110. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0044/5.
SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 172.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. Table 2.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
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. Lambsdown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2016 11:32AM