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HER Number:MDV76829
Name:Knowle farmstead, Walkhampton


Settlement on the site dates from at least the 13th century, based on documentary sources. The current farm buildings are all 19th century. Site was included in Dartmoor National Park Authority Historic farmstead survey (2003).


Grid Reference:SX 530 698
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII to XIX - 1201 AD (Between) to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Plot 1199-1200 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Knowle is depicted on the 1840s Tithe Map. Five buildings, with the farmhouse at the south-eastern end of the site.

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

Considerable number of additions to the farm by the time of the late 19th century historic map.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 245 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Knowle was probably the home of Richard de la Knolle (1244 Assize Rolls).

Humphreys, C., 2003 - 2005, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 2003-2005, HE003 (Report - Survey). SDV344545.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 14/10/2003. Five buildings recorded, including 1850s farmhouse and pre-1840 shippon and barn.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

The majority of the buildings shown on the First Edition map are still shown on the modern map; one at the very northern end of the farm appears to have been lost.

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. 245.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344545Report - Survey: Humphreys, C.. 2003 - 2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 2003-2005. Southwest Archaeology. 050330. Mixed Archive Material. HE003.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. Plot 1199-1200.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #103817 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV111865Parent of: Footlands farm, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV25913Related to: Leat on Knowle Moor (Monument)
MDV28258Related to: Quarry on Knowle Down (Monument)
MDV2343Related to: Walkhampton Consols Mine, also known as Wheal Rose (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2021 10:56AM