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HER Number:MDV77102
Name:Laployd Barton Farmstead, Bridford


Farmstead established by 1275, when first documentary reference exists for it. Farmhouse, stable block and other outbuildings comprise the holding's buildings. Evidence that this was a high-status farmstead. Also known as Laployde Barton, Lappeflode and Lapflote in the past.


Grid Reference:SX 800 859
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 899583
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85559
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85560
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 85558

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 423 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Laployd first mentioned in 1275 when it was called ‘Lappeflode’ and in 1409 it was referred to as 'Lapflote'.

James, J., 1992, Medieval Chapels of Ease in Devon (Un-published). SDV347247.

The holding is referred to as 'Lapflote' (a variation of the earlier spelling) in 1409 in a licence from the Bishop of Exeter for a private chapel of ease at the house. Other details: gazeteer.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 21/03/1995.

Waterhouse, R. E., 2004, Stable block and associated buildings at Laployd Barton, Bridford, 1-2 (Report - Assessment). SDV347246.

Brief history of the farmstead noted in Waterhouse's report, including possibible meanings of the farm's name.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 423.
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104086 ]
SDV347246Report - Assessment: Waterhouse, R. E.. 2004. Stable block and associated buildings at Laployd Barton, Bridford. A4 Comb Bound. 1-2.
SDV347247Un-published: James, J.. 1992. Medieval Chapels of Ease in Devon. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV37864Parent of: Barn east of farmhouse, Laployd Barton (Building)
MDV37865Parent of: Farmhouse, Laployd Barton (Building)
MDV9496Parent of: Site of chapel, Laployd Barton (Building)
MDV37863Parent of: Stable north of Laployd Barton Farmhouse (Building)
MDV9497Related to: Flint axe found at Laployd Barton (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2014 3:54PM