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HER Number:MDV76888
Name:Town Farm, South Brent


Farmstead is rather out of place in its urban setting, facing the former market square with shops and inns close by. Appears to be 19th century but may be much older. Included in Dartmoor National Park Authority survey (surveyed 2004).


Grid Reference:SX 697 600
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map.

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

Shown on the later 19th century historic map; depiction appears unchanged from the Tithe Map, although this version of the Tithe Map is not very clear.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 15/01/2004.

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

Town Farm House is depicted on the modern mapping.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, South Brent Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 25-6, figure 19 (Report - Assessment). SDV359515.

Town Farm
This former farmhouse appears quite out of place in its essentially urban setting, facing the former market square on Fore Street with shops and inns close by. In this respect, its historic interest is considerable, while visually its rough-rendered elevation, sash windows and slated roof contribute positively towards the Area’s character. It looks 19th century, but its use, and the evidence of a substantial stone stack, suggests its origins may be much earlier.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #103874 ]
SDV344545Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2003 - 2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 2003-2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359515Report - Assessment: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. South Brent Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. Digital. 25-6, figure 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV121554Parent of: Town Farm House, South Brent (Building)
MDV121553Related to: 3-4 Fore Street, South Brent (Building)
MDV114807Related to: Bowling House, South Brent (Building)
MDV121569Related to: The old Schoolhouse, South Brent (Building)
MDV13317Related to: The Packhorse Hotel, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2018 3:06PM