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HER Number:MDV70764
Name:Smithacott Farmstead, Bridford


Smithacott farmstead is shown on 19th and early 20th century maps. The Tithe Map Apportionment lists it as 'Higher Smithicott'. Smithacott is mentioned from the 13th century. Only two of the buildings are present on modern maps


Grid Reference:SX 797 848
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/183

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.

'Higher Smithicott' shown on 19th century as a group of buildings and small enclosures to the north of 'Lower Smithicott'. The Apportionment for 'Higher Smithicott' lists Field Number 409 as 'Home Stead'.

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

The farmstead at ‘Smithacott’ is shown on 19th century map as a large group of buildings around two irregular shaped yards.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 423 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Smithacott was mentioned as ‘Smythenecote’ in 1286 and as ‘Smythecote’ in 1461.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 15/03/1995.

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. 423.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV70765Related to: Lower Smithacott Farmstead, Bridford (Monument)
MDV70766Related to: Smallholding to the south-west of Smithacott, Bridford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2017 2:36PM