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HER Number:MDV65742
Name:Yellam Farmstead, Chagford

Summary

Yellam Farmstead includes a number of farm buildings built around a roughly rectangular yard. These include a threshing barn with a roundhouse or horse engine attached, a two storey open-fronted linhay supported on granite posts, a probable cart shed and a long two storey range on the eastern side. The former farmhouse lies to the south-east but is no longer part of the property.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 714 870
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/239/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XXI - 1450 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Most of the main farm buildings and farmhouse at Yellam are depicted on the Tithe Map of approximately 1840.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 24/02/1997.


Parker, R. W., 2001, Archaeological Recording at Yellam, Chagford (Report - Survey). SDV250933.

The farmyard at Yellam is roughly rectangular and retains a number of impressive agricultural buildings. These include a threshing barn with a roundhouse or horse engine attached, a two storey open-fronted linhay supported on granite posts, a probable cart shed and a long two storey range on the eastern side, which all but enclose the farmyard.
The original farmhouse (PRN 33147) stands to the south-east of the farm buildings and is of late 15th or early 16th century date. It is no longer part of the property.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV250933Report - Survey: Parker, R. W.. 2001. Archaeological Recording at Yellam, Chagford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.31. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97934 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV65743Parent of: Stable building at Yellam, Chagford (Building)
MDV33147Parent of: Yellam Farmhouse, Chagford (Building)
MDV77354Related to: Woodtown farmstead, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5146 - Building recording at Yellam farm, Chagford

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2017 12:13PM