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HER Number:MDV77023
Name:Willmead farmstead, Lustleigh

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the 15th or 16th century, based on documentary evidence and the date of the farmhouse which still retains the traditional longhouse layout. Tithe Map depiction could not be accessed at this time. The farms layout has not changed since the late 19th century map depiction.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 794 811
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1588 AD (Between))

Full description

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

This farm lies in an area that used to belong to Bovey Tracey parish, rather than Lustleigh. The farm should be visible on the Tithe Map but this area of the Bovey Tracey map is not available; possibly due to damage.


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

Willmead is depicted on the late 19th century historic map. The farmhouse lies to the north-east of the site, with a building to the south-east and another one or two joined structures to the north-west. The farm lies of the edge of woodland adjoining Slade Copse.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 469 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Willmead is mentioned in a source dating to 1588 as 'Wilmeade'.


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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 13/08/2005.


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

The layout of the farm matches that shown on the late 19th century historic map.

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. 469.
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.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104005 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV37941Parent of: Lustleigh, Willmead Farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 4 2014 11:39AM