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HER Number:MDV6913
Name:Westlake deserted farmstead, Belstone

Summary

Westlake, farmhouse, one mile east of Okehampton. Was in a dilapidated condition 'some years ago'. It had stone walls, double fronted, thatched roof. Was a typical Dartmoor farmhouse dating back many centuries.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 610 947
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBelstone
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBELSTONE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/39

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVII to XX - 1650 AD? to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

WESTLAKE,J., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV173032.

Westlake, farmhouse, one mile east of okehampton. Was in a dilapidated condition 'some years ago'. It had stone walls, double fronted, thatched roof. Was a typical dartmoor farmhouse dating back many centuries. Vis=est-/9/1965(westlake) the house has stone walls and a floor, and a thatched roof. The door is in the middle of the house; there are 2 unevenly sized windows down and 2 up. In side a large low room, timbers in the ceiling, open fireplace, no sign of grate or electricity or water. One end of the room appeared to be a place where animals could be kept. Outside a large number of barns or outbuildings stone built. Some slate, thatched and corrugated iron roofs. Maybe 300 years old. Probably rebuilt on site of earlier buildings. Quite a lot of thick base foundation walls. All has an uncared for appearance.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270302.

Des=worksheet/letter from john westlake, 8.11.1977.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270303.

Des=worksheet from westlake.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

Included on list. No further detail provided.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173032Report - Survey: WESTLAKE,J..
SDV270302Migrated Record:
SDV270303Migrated Record:
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV77082Part of: Eastlake farmstead, Belstone (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 13 2014 11:41AM