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HER Number:MDV69641
Name:Owlhole Farmstead, Dunsford

Summary

Owlhole farmstead shown on 19th century maps and mentioned from the 13th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 778 909
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDunsford
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Site of Owlhole deserted farmstead, east of Woodbrooke Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/108
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XII to XIX - 1200 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Owlhole shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a group of four buildings around an irregular shaped yard with orchards to the north and south. The Apportionment for Owlhole lists Field Number 102 as 'Farm, House and Garden'.


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

Owlhole is mentioned as 'Houleholle' in 1281, 'Oulehole' in 1420 and 'Owelhole' in 1461.


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

Owlhole shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings to the north and south of a narrow yard with orchards to the north and southeast. The southern building has a horse engine on the south side. A well is shown as 'W' to the north.


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

Owl Hole farmstead shown on Tithe Map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99121 ]
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. Owl Hole.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 28 2017 11:20AM