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HER Number:MDV76858
Name:Sortridge farmstead, Horrabridge


Farmstead dates to at least the 17th century, based on the age of the mansion. Farmstead was included in the Historic Farmsteads survey, carried out by the Dartmoor National Park Authority in 2003.


Grid Reference:SX 506 710
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHorrabridge
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Sourtridge' is depicted on the Peter Tavy Tithe Map; 1000-1001 on the apportionment. Owned by Thomas Spry, occupied by George Legassick. Large farmhouse on the north-western side of the farm, with four associated buildings to the east and a diagonal row of three buildings to the north.

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

A number of changes to the farm buildings are evident since the Tithe Map depiction, including new buildings to the north and north-east of the house, as well as changes to some of the existing buildings to the east of the house.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited in 03/11/2003.
Farmhouse not included in survey. Single storey shippon building aligned north-south and east-west aligned pig house (both mid-late 19th century in date) are located to the north and north-east of the house.
Single storey Linhay, aligned north-west by south-east and a bank barn aligned north-east by south-west (both dating between 1700-1887) are located to the east of the house.

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

Sortridge is depicted on the modern mapping. Apart from the farmhouse, the bank barn to the east is listed and has been retained; other buildings mostly appear to have been altered.

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: #103845 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV100174Parent of: Barn and stable about south-east of Sortridge Manor, Horrabridge (Building)
MDV100173Parent of: Gate-piers 10 metres south-east of Sortridge Manor, Horrabridge (Monument)
MDV100175Parent of: Gate-piers, walls and gates south of Sortridge Manor, Horrabridge (Monument)
MDV100172Parent of: Sundial 5 metres north-west of Sortridge Manor, Horrabridge (Monument)
MDV25907Related to: Grimstone and Sortridge Leat (Monument)
MDV113932Related to: Teddy's Grimstone Farmstead, Horrabridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2018 11:06AM