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HER Number:MDV76936
Name:West Horridge farmstead, Ilsington


Farmstead dates to at least the 13th century, based on documentary sources, but may have earlier origins. Farm was included in Dartmoor National Park Authority Historic Farmsteads survey.


Grid Reference:SX 760 741
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XII to XIII - 1200 AD to 1242 AD (Between))

Full description

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

West Horridge is depicted on the Tithe Map; a U-shaped dwelling shown in the south-western corner of the farm, adjacent to an onchard, at least four other structures shown to the east of the farmhouse.

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

The later 19th century historic map appears to show a reasonable amount of change in the buildings / layout of the farm, although this may be due to the Tithe Map not matching particularly well. Farmhouse has been altered and there is now a main L-shaped range of buildings, with two additional structures shown to the east.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 476 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Horridge is recorded as 'Holerigge', 'Holrig' (1242), 'Holrigge' (1303), 'Holrugge' (1316, 1330), 'Haurig' (1242) and 'Horugg' (1275).

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 12/07/2004.

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

Modern mapping shows some of the farm buildings are now out of use (possibly ruinous). Farmhouse remains, although is smaller than shown on the historic maps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 476.
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: #103920 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV76937Related to: East Horridge farmstead, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV29221Related to: West Horridge Farmhouse, Ilsington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2018 4:01PM