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HER Number:MDV69354
Name:Broomage Farmstead on Crownhill Down

Summary

Site of Broomage farmstead shown on 19th century map on Crownhill Down which was mentioned in the 13th century and in ruins in 2002

Location

Grid Reference:SX 579 609
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1363730
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/557

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XVIII - 1066 AD to 1749 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Brimmage' shown on 19th century map as a group of four detached buildings around an irregular shaped yard between Ridding Down and Crownhill Down. There are tracks running west and east

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

'Broomage' shown on early 20th century map.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 269 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Broomage was mentioned as 'Bromwic' in 1249 and 'Bromwych' in 1282

National Monuments Record, 2002, 1363730 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343756.

Broomage farm is now derelict although the walls stand to gable height. It was first mentioned in 1249 and the expansion in the 17th and 19th centuries included construction of 1.2 metre high field walls which overlie a Prehistoric field system.

Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Medieval farmstead at Broomage on the northern edge of Crownhill Down utilised parts of the adjacent Prehistoric field system. The granite buildings were still roofed in 1951 but were roofless ruins standing to gable height in 2002. Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Dyer, M. J., 2003, Archaeological Survey, Evaluation and Recording of a Trial Extraction Site at Hemerdon Pit, Crownhill Down, 2 (Report - Evaluation). SDV159627.

The extensive earthworks associated with 'Broomage' which was first mentioned in 1249 include the remains of two longhouses and a system of rectangular enclosures which may have Prehistoric origins.

Farnell, A. J., 2009, Archaeological Evaluation and Recording on the Line of the the Lee Moor (Ridding Down) China Clay Pipeline, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, 7 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347433.

No clear evidence was found of a fossilised Bronze Age reave system in the fields around the medieval farm of Broomage, nor of reaves continuing northwards onto the open moorland. The field boundaries investigated appeared to be almost exclusively medieval in origin, with the exception of two which were of post-medieval date. Other details: Figure 2.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 269.
SDV159627Report - Evaluation: Dyer, M. J.. 2003. Archaeological Survey, Evaluation and Recording of a Trial Extraction Site at Hemerdon Pit, Crownhill Down. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.65. A4 stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV343756National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 1363730. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV347433Report - Evaluation: Farnell, A. J.. 2009. Archaeological Evaluation and Recording on the Line of the the Lee Moor (Ridding Down) China Clay Pipeline, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 09.112. A4 stapled + Digital. 7.

Associated Monuments

MDV126695Related to: Medieval field boundaries on Crownhill Down, Sparkwell (Monument)
MDV80269Related to: Medieval Field System, Broomage Farm (Monument)
MDV80275Related to: Post Medieval Field Boundary South-East of Broomage (Monument)
MDV29981Related to: Post Medieval Field System on Ridding Down (Monument)
MDV15022Related to: Prehistoric Parallel Reave System on Ridding Down (Monument)
MDV76017Related to: Well east of Broomage Farmstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down
  • EDV5108 - Archaeological Evaluation and Recording on the Line of the Lee Moor Pipeline

Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2019 12:21PM