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HER Number:MDV69637
Name:Middle Eggbeer, Cheriton Bishop


Farmstead may date to at least the 11th century, based on documentary evidence, and has been known by a number of different name variations in the past (see detail below). Orchards depicted around the farmyard on the Tithe Map, parts of the buildings have become disused in the 20th century.


Grid Reference:SX 770 925
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCheriton Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHERITON BISHOP

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/104

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XI - 1086 AD to 1099 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Middle Eggbeer is depicted on the Tithe Map; 1309 on the Cheriton Bishop apportionment (homestead, yard etc). Surrounded by three orchards.

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

'Middle Eggbeer' depicted on late 19th century map as a group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard surrounded by three small orchards. The building to the west of the yard is shown on modern maps.

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

The early 20th century map appears to show the building on the northern side of the farm to be possibly falling out of use.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 428 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Eggbeer has a number of documentary references dating from 1086 (Domesday Book) through to 1441 and has been known as Eighebera (1068), Eggebere (1242), Eggebyare (1310), Eggebeare (1320), Eggibere (1279), Lyteleggebeare (1441), Eghbeare (1275) and Eggenebere (1303).

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

Included on list. No further detail provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

The modern mapping shows only parts of the original buildings to still remain.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 428.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99119 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15633Related to: Eggbear Farm, Cheriton Bishop (Monument)
MDV77361Related to: Jervis farmstead, Cheriton Bishop (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2014 10:58AM