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HER Number:MDV70768
Name:West Kennick Farmstead, Christow


Site of ‘West Kennick’ farmstead shown on late 19th century map but not present on the mid 19th century Tithe Map. One small building remains on the early 20th century map but none are present on modern mapping. Kennick was mentioned from the 13th century


Grid Reference:SX 800 835
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChristow
Ecclesiastical ParishCHRISTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/185

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIX to XX - 1870 AD to 1910 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Not shown on 19th century Tithe Map. Only 'South Kennick' and 'North Kennicks' are listed in the Apportionment.

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

Site of ‘West Kennick’ shown on 19th century map as a group of about six buildings around an irregular shaped yard with a wide track to the south.

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

'West Kennick' shown on early 20th century map as one small rectangular building on the south-east side of an irregular shaped enclosure.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 431 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Kennick was mentioned as 'Kaynek' and 'Kaynok' in 1294 and as'Kennok' in 1504.

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

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. 431.
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).
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. West Kennick.

Associated Monuments

MDV120143Related to: Granite gatepost at West Kennick Farmstead (Monument)
MDV120144Related to: Granite gatepost east of West Kennick Farmstead (Monument)
MDV120142Related to: Granite gateposts west of West Kennick Farmstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7432 - Archaeological survey of woodland around Kennick and Tottiford Reservoirs

Date Last Edited:Oct 31 2017 12:34PM