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HER Number:MDV76852
Name:Gnatham farmstead, Walkhampton


Farmstead dates to at least the late 17th century, based on documentary evidence. John Dunning, the first Lord of Ashburton lived here between 1695-1700. Included in Dartmoor National Park Authority survey.


Grid Reference:SX 522 691
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 (First mentioned, XVII - 1650 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Gnatham is depicted on the Tithe Map; 77 on the Walkhampton Apportionment 'Farm house, Outbuildings, Court and Plantation', owned by Sir Ralph Lopes, Baronet and occupied by William Pethybridge. Layout consists of one smaller square building at the northern end of the yard, with an irregular range of buildings aligned north-south, forming an inverted C-shape to the south.

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

Gnatham Barton. The late 19th century historic map shows some alterations, including a new large square building (?house) at the south, some additional farm buildings at the north and a round engine house added to the eastern side of the range of buildings.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 29/10/2003.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

A number of buildings shown on the 19th century historic maps appear to have been retained on the farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344545Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2003 - 2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 2003-2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #103839 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15286Related to: House at Gnatham Barton, Walkhampton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2018 3:19PM