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HER Number:MDV61745
Name:Longhouse below leat on Whitchurch Common


The remains of a probable medieval building lying below the Grimstone and Sortridge, not far from the site of the smithy on the west side of Beckamoor Combe. Building has been truncated by the Beckamoor Combe streamwork.


Grid Reference:SX 536 747
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SW88
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1359055
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/150
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 22234

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD (Between))
  • LONGHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1984, Building on Whitchurch Common, 3/6/1984 (Worksheet). SDV252148.

SX 5370 7478 The remains of a probable medieval building, aligned downslope, with lower part removed by tin working activity in Beckamoor Combe. The building lies below the Grimstone and Sortridge Leat and below the site of the smithy on the west side of Beckamoor Combe.

Newman, P., 1994, Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994, 9-10 (Article in Serial). SDV236243.

Farmstead truncated by main scarp of tinwork but remaining section of house has clearly defined walls ruined to ground level. Small section of adjoining enclosure also truncated by tinwork and larger enclosure to the west is probably associated.

Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

SX 53697475. The remains of a medieval farmstead on Whitchurch Common. The longhouse has been truncated by the Beckamoor Combe streamwork.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV236243Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1994. Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 7. Unknown. 9-10.
SDV252148Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1984. Building on Whitchurch Common. Worksheet. Worksheet + Digital. 3/6/1984.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #39568 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25903Related to: Beckamoor Combe tin streamwork (Monument)
MDV3594Related to: Longhouse on Whitchurch Common (Building)
MDV15029Related to: Smithy on Whitchurch Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2021 3:24PM