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HER Number:MDV6973
Name:Shilstone Combe deserted settlement, Throwleigh

Summary

Deserted farmstead consisting of the remains of possibly three rectangular granite-built buildings within small enclosure, one with remains of window and cupboard. The oval building is small (around 2 by 1 metre) but intact. Nearby is a granite cider mill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 660 903
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 175, Visited 1964 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Shilstone Combe. Two buildings, small, and an oval hut with stone roof; enclosures below and terracing above. All in open woodland.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, Table 2, No.78 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Two buildings showing late development. With enclosures.


Griffiths, D. M., 1984, Shilstone Combe deserted settlement, 25/6/1984 (Worksheet). SDV269961.

Site within nature reserve. Possibly three rectangular granite-built buildings within small enclosure, one with remains of window and cupboard. The oval building is small (around 2 by 1 metre) but intact. Nearby is a granite cider mill.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible due to tree cover on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.


McCrone, P., 1985, An Archaeological Survey of Some Dartmoor Woodlands (Report - Survey). SDV360479.


Griffiths, D. M., 1994?, Shilstone Combes Farmstead Buildings, 25/6/1984 (Un-published). SDV360481.

Site within nature reserve. Possibly three rectangular granite-built buildings within small enclosure, one with remains of window and cupboard. The oval building is small (around 2 by 1 metre) but intact. Nearby is a granite cider mill.


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

Shilstone Combe is included in list; no further information provided.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 175, Visited 1964.
SDV269961Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 1984. Shilstone Combe deserted settlement. Worksheet. Unknown. 25/6/1984.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. Table 2, No.78.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV360479Report - Survey: McCrone, P.. 1985. An Archaeological Survey of Some Dartmoor Woodlands. Dartmoor National Park Authority. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV360481Un-published: Griffiths, D. M.. 1994?. Shilstone Combes Farmstead Buildings. Digital. 25/6/1984.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Oct 20 2017 4:20PM