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HER Number:MDV55348
Name:Tordown hamlet, Belstone

Summary

Tordown farm was probably formerly a small hamlet containing two three-unit farmhouses whose combined landholding amounted to around 60 acres. It is not possible to date either Tor Down House or the ruined house with any precision. Comparison with farmhouses recorded in the roadford reservoir area, however, would suggest a later 17th century date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 612 943
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBelstone
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBELSTONE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/252

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))
  • HAMLET (XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Tordown settlement shown on os 1880 map (os).


Bridgewater, W. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216075.

Tordown house had smoke blackened beams in the roof. There was a ruined building in front of it and the remains of a longhouse in the garden (bridgewater).


HENDERSON ET AL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272099.

Tordown. Tordown farm was probably formerly a small hamlet containing 2 three-unit farmhouses whose combined landholding amounted to c.60 acres. It is not possible to date either tor down house or the ruined house (see subsheets) with any precision. Comparison with farmhouses recorded in the roadford reservoir area, however, would suggest a date centring on the later 17c (henderson et al).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272102.

Henderson, c. G. + sage, a. J. + sage, s. A. /archaeological survey of a ruined house at tor down, belstone, 1995/(1996)/(ea report 96.17).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272103.

Des=os (1880).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272104.

Des=bridgewater, r. /(8/11/2002)/letter in pf.


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

Included on list. No further detail provided.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV216075Migrated Record: Bridgewater, W. R..
SDV272099Migrated Record: HENDERSON ET AL.
SDV272102Migrated Record:
SDV272103Migrated Record:
SDV272104Migrated Record:
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV104568Parent of: Barn at Tor Down, Belstone (Building)
MDV55347Parent of: The Garden Cottage, Tor Down House, Belstone (Building)
MDV33460Parent of: Tordown House, Belstone (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 13 2014 11:39AM