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HER Number:MDV57152
Name:Stanlake Farmhouse, Walkhampton

Summary

Original farmhouse (possibly early 17th century in date) which was replaced by the now destroyed 19th century farmhouse still survives essentially intact. When it was abandoned as a dwelling it may have been converted into a barn, thus ensuring survival; it is shown as still roofed on the 1906 Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Identification of this building as an earlier farmhouse relies on the presence of a round stairway built within the north-west corner, and a substantial fireplace in the western wall. It now survives as a rectangular structure, 8.6m by 4.4m internally, defined by drystone walls standing up to 1.9m high. The interior is filled with loose rubble and appears to be on two separate levels.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 709
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/200/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24105

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVII - 1601 AD to 1650 AD (Between))
  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmhouse not shown on 19th century map; this area is shown with occupied by a slightly larger rectangular structure; remains of the previous building?

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

Farmhouse is shown on the early 20th century historic map as a T-shaped building.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152458, 06/03/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

19th century farmhouse within Stanlake farmstead, 930 metres south-west of Black Tor.
The farmhouse which was replaced by the now destroyed one still survives essentially intact. When it was abandoned as a dwelling it may have been converted into a barn, thus ensuring survival. Certainly it is shown as still roofed on the 1906 Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Identification of this building as an earlier farmhouse relies on the presence of a round stairway built within the north-west corner, and a substantial fireplace in the western wall. In addition, two separate lengths of walling abut this building indicating that it is relatively early in the visible sequence and formed some sort of focus. A detail perhaps confirmed by its central position within the settlement.
It now survives as a rectangular structure, 8.6m by 4.4m internally, defined by drystone walls standing up to 1.9m high. The interior is filled with loose rubble and appears to be on two separate levels. The western part lies on a platform above the remainder of the interior. The edge between the two parts is denoted by a 0.6m high drystone revetment which leads to the west edge of the doorway. It is not known whether this revetment represents an original division or whether it was added when the building was converted to a barn. The doorway into this house faces south and appears to have had a porch or at least a wind break.
Dating is difficult since no distinctive architectural features survive. However, given its size and layout an early 17th century date would seem most likely.

Gerrard, S., 1997, Stanlake Farmstead, 11 (Article in Serial). SDV257268.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Building shown at Stanlake farmstead on modern mapping.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-85 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 26/11/2019. Overall condition good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-85 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 080° showing close cropped grass and moss cover.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV257268Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1997. Stanlake Farmstead. Meavy Valley Archaeology. 2. Paperback Volume. 11.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152458, 06/03/2000.
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).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95694 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-85.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-85.

Associated Monuments

MDV20715Part of: Stanlake Farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV57153Related to: Building on west side of Stanlake Farm (Building)
MDV61991Related to: Gardens and yards within Stanlake Farmstead (Monument)
MDV57158Related to: Outbuilding at Stanlake (Monument)
MDV61993Related to: Outbuilding in Stanlake Farm (Building)
MDV57155Related to: Possible longhouse at Stanlake Farm (Building)
MDV61990Related to: Post-medieval longhouse, Stanlake Farm (Building)
MDV57154Related to: Ruined buildings on north side of Stanlake farm (Building)
MDV57157Related to: Staddle stones, Stanlake Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7519 - Survey of Stanlake Farmstead

Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2019 9:29AM