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HER Number:MDV76830
Name:Peekhill farmstead, Walkhampton

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, although is likely to be older. Documentary source for the settlement at Peekhill exists for the early 16th century. This farm was quite modest until the mid-late 20th century when as well as a new farmhouse, a large number of agricultural buildings were added, overlying the site of Lower Peekhill to the north-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 545 697
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 (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Peekhill is depicted on the Tithe Map, set between Higher Peekhill to the south-east and Lower Peekhill to the north-west. This central farm consists of a small group of buildings; 692 on the Walkhampton apportionment: 'Houses and Court'. The largest, cross-shaped building is set within an orchard. Small plots for a garden and mowhay lie to the south of the buildings.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farm to have extended slightly. The large building has been extended northwards to meet the road and new buildings have been added to the west and south of the main building.


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

Peekhill appears much the same as the late 19th century historic map depiction, although the building at the north of the farm has been extended to join up with the main building.


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

Peek Hill is 'Pykehyll' in 1525.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

The late 1940s aerial photograph shows that a new farmhouse has been added to the south of the farm since the 1905 Ordnance Survey map. Otherwise, the farm buildings appear unchanged.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

By the time of this aerial photograph, the farm has expanded massively, stretching north-west to entirely cover the site of the old farmstead (Lower Peekhill).


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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 14/10/2003


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

The modern mapping matches the 1999-2000 aerial photograph of the farmstead.

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.
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).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344545Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2003 - 2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 2003-2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #103818 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV111871Related to: Higher Peekhill farm, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV112068Related to: Lower Peekhill farm, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2015 11:55AM