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HER Number:MDV6607
Name:Ridgeleigh Farmhouse, Chagford

Summary

Ridgeleigh farmhouse shown on 19th and early 20th century maps. The 19th century Tithe Map shows it as 'Ridge Lea' and the Apportionment as 'Ridge Ley' and all sources suggest two houses at the site

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 837
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of Ridgeleigh deserted medieval or post medieval farmstead including ruined longhouse and surrounding field system, Chagford

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/43

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Rectangular building at 'Ridge Ley' shown on 19th century Tithe Map. The Apportionment for 'Lower Hurston and Ridge Ley' lists Field Number 1249 as 'Houses and Gardens'.


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

Building shown on 19th century map. The enclosure to the south is shown with an internal division suggesting two properties at the site.


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

Outline of building shown on early 20th century map.


Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, F44.118 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.

Photograph taken on 25th May 1961.


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

Ridge Ley; one building showing late development and with enclosures.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible on aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). F44.118.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. Figure 2.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #98030 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV20918Part of: Ridgeleigh Farmstead, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2016 12:46PM