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HER Number:MDV6413
Name:North-east farmstead at Hexworthy


Several ruined buildings amongst modern buildings at this site, which is thought to be a medieval farm site.


Grid Reference:SX 654 728
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 80
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/34
  • Pastscape: 443091

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Marked on the Lydford Tithe Map as a tenement at Hexworthy; 1117 on the Apportionment. 'Dwelling house, barn, Court and Garden', owned by Jacob Hannaford, occupied by Edward Chaffe.
The large irregularly shaped east-west aligned dwelling is near the lane, with two outbuildings shown to the north-east and east of the house. The former is a large, narrow, north-south aligned (?barn) and the latter is a small, square structure on the eastern boundary of the farm, near the lane leading north-eastwards onto the moor.

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

The later 19th century historic map shows some major changes to the farm; the dwelling is gone / changed function and has been heavily altered or replaced. More buildings have been added along the northern boundary of the farm, the ?barn has been extended and the small building on the eastern side is not longer shown.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3425-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Ruins of buildings visible at SX 65497286.

Royal Air Force, 1961, RAF/58/4424, F44.179 (Aerial Photograph). SDV288116.

Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 173 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Hexworthy (SX655728). Several buildings, amongst modern farm barns. Part of the three ancient tenements at Hexworthy. Associated enclosures now in use on the present day farm. Buildings show late development.

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 124-5, Table 2 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE80 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV217673.

A permanent sheep dip occupies the site of the former ruins.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

The modern map shows few buildings still functioning here, although there are remains of ruined buildings in several areas.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217673Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE80. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 173.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3425-6.
SDV288116Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. RAF/58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. F44.179.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 124-5, Table 2.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113503 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV123033Parent of: Pig house north-east of the Old Farmhouse at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123031Parent of: Shippon in farmstead at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV123034Related to: Farm building east of the Old Farmhouse at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV117420Related to: Schoolroom at Hexworthy (Building)
MDV93032Related to: The Old Farm House, Hexworthy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2018 4:48PM