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HER Number:MDV55171
Name:Barn at Northwood Farmstead, Christow


Possible threshing barn shown on 19th century maps on west side of Northwood farmyard


Grid Reference:SX 829 861
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChristow
Ecclesiastical ParishCHRISTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/64/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • THRESHING BARN (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Rectangular building shown at 'North Wood' on 19th century Tithe Map.

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

Rectangular building at Northwood shown on 19th century map on the west side of the farmstead. Masp object based on this source.

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

Not shown on early 20th century map.

Brown, S. + Laithwaite, M., 1993, Northwood Farm, Christow: an abandoned farmstead on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor., 173 (Article in Serial). SDV292407.

Possible threshing barn on west side of farmyard. Ruined rectangular stone structure 10.2 metres by 5.6 metres with a large (drystone blocked) opening 2.2 metres wide in eastside. Ruins up to 2 metres high towards south, but very low elsewhere. Along west side the stone footings are largely covered by earth, but line of wall is marked by a low, stony mound. This appears to be broken through by an entranceway of about the same width (circa 2.1 metres) opposite the doorway in the front wall. No evidence for cross walls survived above ground level. The two opposing doorways suggest that it may once have been a threshing barn.
Like the cowhouse one of its corners had been cut back and rebuilt with a splay. This rebuild was in dry stone.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object adjusted to this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV292407Article in Serial: Brown, S. + Laithwaite, M.. 1993. Northwood Farm, Christow: an abandoned farmstead on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor.. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 51. Paperback Volume. 173.
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).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV108219Part of: Northwood Farmstead, Christow (Monument)
MDV55170Related to: Barn at Northwood Farmstead, Christow (Building)
MDV43209Related to: Barn at Northwood Farmstead, Christow (Building)
MDV22134Related to: Northwood Farmhouse, Christow (Building)
MDV55172Related to: Pigsty at Northwood Farmstead, Christow (Building)
MDV55169Related to: Well at Northwood Farm, Christow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 2:43PM