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HER Number:MDV76922
Name:Marley Grange farmstead, South Brent


Farmstead dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, although it may be earlier. Part of the settlement at Stidston, for which documentary references date back as far as the early 14th century. Depicted on the early-mid 19th century Tithe Map, this farm remained similar in layout until the mid-20th century but in 2011 one of the barns was converted to dwellings and there is little remaining now of the layout of the farm shown on the Tithe Map.


Grid Reference:SX 717 602
Map Sheet:SX76SW
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 - 1750 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848, 51-2/160 on apportionment scanned document (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Stidstone is depicted on the Tithe Map: 3763 on the South Brent apportionment ('dwelling house and other buildings'). Homestead comprises a farmhouse with adjoining building on the north of the farm, with two other buildings on the southern side of the yard. Lies close to farmstead to the south-east, also named as 'Stidstone' on the apportionment.

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

Late 19th century historic map shows a similar layout to the Tithe Map, although the buildings on the northern side of the yard (including the farmhouse), do not appear to be joined at this point, so there may have been some changes at this point. The buildings to the south appear unchanged.

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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 291 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Stidston is 'Stidewardesdoune' in a 1309 document, 'Stitewardeston(e)' in 1310, 1333 and 'Styddeston' in 1489.

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

Aerial photograph shows the old farmhouse truncated (or replaced). Modern house depicted to north.

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

Farmstead included in survey as a potentially significant historic farm. Visited on 19/12/2003. Layout of the farm buildings noted and brief details compiled.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, 0048/11 Marley Grange, Stidston (Planning Application). SDV357394.

Application approved to convert the south-western barn into two affordable dwellings.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

The modern map shows the old farmhouse to be truncated/replaced. The other farm building on the north appears to match the historic maps, with some changes. The southern buildings show some alteration, particularly the southern one. A modern house is shown further to the north of the farm.

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. 291.
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).
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. 51-2/160 on apportionment scanned document.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #103907 ]
SDV357394Planning Application: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. 0048/11 Marley Grange, Stidston. Dartmoor National Park Planning Authority. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV108451Related to: Middle Stidston farmstead, South Brent (Monument)
MDV108449Related to: Stidston farmstead, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2017 10:31AM