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HER Number:MDV73509
Name:East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton


East Fingle Farm shown on the mid-19th century Tithe Map but may have much earlier origins.


Grid Reference:SX 743 914
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XXI - 1401 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

East Fingle Farm is depicted on the Tithe Map with main buildings in same positions as the late 19th century Ordnance Survey map. Rounded extension to the farmbuilding on the left (western) side of the farm depicted.

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

'East Fingle' is marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map comprising range of farm buildings around a yard entered from the south, with the farmhouse off north west corner. Some alterations to the farmhouse from the mid 19th century Tithe map and an additional building added near the southern entrance to the farm. Possible engine house shown on the Tithe Map on the western building now shown to have fallen into disrepair.
Map object based on this source on the eastern side of the farmstead.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 432 (Monograph). SDV337894.

The name Fingle is recorded as 'Fenghyl' in 1317. The word is thought to be derivative of 'fang' meaning to catch or hold.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton, Exeter (Report - Assessment). SDV338193.

Historic environment audit of East Fingle Farm undertaken by Conservation Management, a division of Wessex Archaeology, for Devon County Council. East Fingle Farm is one of the 93 farm holdings which make up Devon County Farms Estate. The farm is located c1km north east of Drewsteignton on the north side of a steep sided valley. It currently covers an area of c26 hectares with roads forming the southern, western and north western boundaries. The landscape can be characterised by a mixture of rough grazing ground and medieval enclosures based on strip fields. Map comparison indicates that a number of field boundaries have disappeared between the time of the Tithe Map and the present day. The collection of granite gate posts around the farm was noted to be of local, possibly regional significance.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object based on this source where boundary remains unchanged.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 432.
SDV338193Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton, Exeter. Wessex Archaeology Report. 64350.03. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV73512Parent of: Cider trough, East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton (Monument)
MDV33411Parent of: East Fingle Farmhouse, Drewsteignton (Building)
MDV73510Parent of: Outbuildings, East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton (Building)
MDV73511Parent of: Wall, East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4199 - Devon County Farms Historic Environment Audit (Pilot Project)

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2012 11:04AM