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HER Number:MDV55172
Name:Pigsty at Northwood Farmstead, Christow

Summary

Small square building at Northwood farmstead shown on 19th century map which was shown on the 19th century Tithe Map as a much longer building

Location

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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/64/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Long rectangular building shown on 19th century Tithe Map on the west side of 'North Wood' farm yard.


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

Small square building shown on 19th century map.


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

Small square building at Northwood farm shown on early 20th century map in the northern corner of a triangular shaped enclosure on the west side of the farmstead.


Brown, S. + Laithwaite, M., 1993, Northwood Farm, Christow: an abandoned farmstead on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor., 174 (Article in Serial). SDV292407.

Ruin to north of the possible threshing barn at Northwood farmstead first appears in its present form on 1888 Ordnance Survey map. This appears to be the remnant of the much larger building shown in this position on the 1841 Tithe Map. It is now very small (3.8 metres by 3.2 metres) and formed of different styles of masonry. The south, west and east walls are of dry stone or stone and earth, and have largely collapsed. They now stand to a height of up to 0.8 metres. The east wall has an entrance 1.5 metres wide, but it is not known whether or not this is original. The north wall is built of stone with white mortar bonding, and survives to circa 2 metres high. A stub of masonry protruding toward the north at the north-east corner has been pointed with the same white mortar. It seems that the building formerly extended further north, and was shortened when the present north wall was built. May have been a pigsty. Possibly replacing a stable and cart shed.

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. 174.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95122 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV108219Part of: Northwood Farmstead, Christow (Monument)
MDV55170Related to: Barn at Northwood Farmstead, Christow (Building)
MDV43209Related to: Barn at Northwood Farmstead, Christow (Building)
MDV55171Related to: Barn at Northwood Farmstead, Christow (Building)
MDV22134Related to: Northwood Farmhouse, Christow (Building)
MDV55169Related to: Well at Northwood Farm, Christow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 2:44PM