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HER Number:MDV66644
Name:Southern building within Riddipit Farmstead, Walkhampton

Summary

Denoting the southern side of the farmyard is a large rectangular three roomed building with drystone walls standing up to 1.2 metres high. Haynes (1966) suggests this is have been the main farmhouse building (possible longhouse), although the building to the north may have been the original house at the site.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 700
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE71
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/154/11
  • Old SAM Ref: 22382

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Constructed, XVI to XIX - 1600 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Outline of this building is shown on the late 19th century historic map.

Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 117, 08/04/1966 (Un-published). SDV150434.

(08/04/1966) The main house is only of mortared stone, a long house of three rooms, with possible sub-division of the longest room. A doorway (or window) on the south side of the middle room measures 3 feet 6 inches wide. A window in the western room 19 feet by 16 feet, south wall and a narrow slit at ground level at the western (lower) end of the room may be a drain. The southern wall of the house has been damaged recently (since last summer) by branches and thinnings being dragged across it.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157330, 27/6/2002 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Southern building within Riddipit Farmstead, 725 metres north of Norsworthy Bridge. Denoting the southern side of the farmyard is a large rectangular three roomed building with drystone walls standing up to 1.2 metres high. The interior is rubble filled and is covered in brambles, bracken, grass and young conifers.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 127; fig 49.12 (Monograph). SDV137656.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-126 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 18/01/2020. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-126 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 270° showing grass/moss cover with bracken at W end of longhouse and reed outcrops at E end.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 127; fig 49.12.
SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 117, 08/04/1966.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157330, 27/6/2002.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123577 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-126.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-126.

Associated Monuments

MDV12839Part of: Reddipitt Farm, deserted site north-east of Leather Tor Bridge (Monument)
MDV66645Related to: Ancillary buildings at Riddipit Farmstead, Walkhampton (Building)
MDV66643Related to: Northern building within Riddipit Farmstead, Walkhampton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2020 11:49AM