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HER Number:MDV70758
Name:Trenchford Farmstead, Bridford

Summary

Deserted farmstead that dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, although may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map and referred to in early 19th century historical documents, the late 19th century historic map shows a number of buildings on the farm. All these had gone by the early 20th century historic map and the farm was deserted, possibly due to the construction of the three reservoirs that lie nearby.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 792 841
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/178

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Trenchford' is shown on the Tithe Map as a group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Transford' lists Field Number 381 as 'Homestead'. The farmhouse lies on the eastern side of the yard, with five other buildings scattered around the northern and eastern sides of the yard. A trackway runs south from the farm.


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

‘Trenchford’ is depicted on the late 19th century historic map as a large group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard with tracks to the south and north-east and a small outlying rectangular building to the west of the main farm at SX7922 8415.


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

By the early 20th century, the farm has been transformed; Trenchford is shown with only one small T-shaped building remaining (on the northern side of the farmyard) with a small square structure or enclosure on the eastern side.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 424 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Trenchford is recorded as 'Trenchford' in the Chancery Proceedings in the Reign of Elizabeth (Volume 2), 1827-32.


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

Trenchford site of a lost farmstead.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Farmstead not shown on modern mapping but boundaries still visible.

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). [Mapped feature: #99477 ]
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. 424.
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. Trenchford.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV120112Related to: Gatepost 280 metres south of Trenchford Farmstead (Monument)
MDV120114Related to: Gateposts 220 metres south of Trenchford Farmstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 31 2017 11:32AM