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HER Number:MDV77058
Name:Lowton farmstead, Moretonhampstead

Summary

Historic farmstead first mentioned as Lewendona in the Domesday Book (1086). Farmhouse is early-mid 16th century. Depicted on the Tithe Map; farm was developed through the later 19th century and into the early 20th century, with further modern development to the west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 743 859
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Plot 716 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Farm is shown on the Tithe Map; an L-shaped building at the south of the farmyard (house?) is joined to a T-shaped building to the north.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows some development to the north of the older buildings shown on the Tithe Map.

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

By the early 20th century historic map depiction, the farm layout has been further developed; the buildings added to the north of the farmhouse have been extended into a range built around three sides (north, west and south) of the farmyard. Further changes include a building adjacent to the road at the north of the site.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 484 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Lowton is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) as 'Lewendona'. Later mentions include 'Lowedon Peverel' (1303), 'Lowedone Peverel' (1423), 'Lughedon' (1346) and 'Luedo(u)n' (1396, 1428).

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 12/09/2005.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

The layout of the main farm appears largely unchanged since the early 20th century historic map depiction, although several large buildings have been added to the west of the farm.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
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. 484.
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. Plot 716.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104039 Only buildings shown on 1st/2nd Ed. Maps included in polygon area., ]

Associated Monuments

MDV40329Parent of: Lowton farmhouse, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2021 9:36AM