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HER Number:MDV77392
Name:Hanger farmstead, Cornwood


Farmstead dates to at least the late medieval period, based on documentary evidence. Layout of the farm has remained unchanged since the Tithe Map depiction.


Grid Reference:SX 613 586
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, Late Medieval - 1401 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Hanger is depicted on the Tithe Map; 350-351 on the Cornwood Apportionment; 'House, yard, offices and lane', owned by Phillip Horton and Thomas Luscombe (Trustees for Joshua Horton Northmore), occupied by Thomas Luscombe.
Farmhouse is located in the centre of the farm, aligned roughly north-west by south-east, with a similar sized farm building on the same alignment at the south-eastern end. A third rectangular building lies to the south of the former buildings, aligned approximately north-south, and there are a scattering of smaller structures shown to the west and north of the farm.

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the extended farmhouse, but otherwise appears unchanged from the Tithe Map depiction.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 270-1 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Hanger was probably the home of William atte Hangher. Documentary sources mentioned dating to the early-mid 15th century.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited during December 1991.

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

'Hanger Farm' is depicted on the modern mapping.

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. 270-1.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
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: #104356 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV23535Parent of: Barn and stables adjoining Hanger Farmhouse, Cornwood (Building)
MDV2843Parent of: Farmhouse at Hanger Farm, Cornwood (Building)
MDV93403Parent of: Former stables south of Hanger Farmhouse, Cornwood (Building)
MDV2844Related to: Cross in use as a gate post at Hanger Farm, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2018 3:34PM