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HER Number:MDV77424
Name:North Hele farmstead, Cornwood


Historic farmstead likely to date to the 16th century that was the property of the Hele family until the late 18th century. The farmhouse may have evidence of a 16th century structure, largely rebuilt in the early 19th century. Farmstead included in Dartmoor National Park Authority survey.


Grid Reference:SX 613 611
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XXI - 1500 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

'Higher Hele' depicted on the Tithe Map of approximately 1840 with most of the buildings as existing.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on January 1992.

Manco, J., 2008, The History of Higher Hele, Cornwood, 1- (Report - Assessment). SDV347640.

Higher, or North Hele (as it later became known) is thought to have been the seat of the Hele family from at least 1484. The existing farmhouse is thought to have an early 19th century front built onto an older house dating to the 16th century. The Hele family held the property until their decline in the late 18th century.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
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: #104385 ]
SDV347640Report - Assessment: Manco, J.. 2008. The History of Higher Hele, Cornwood. A4 Comb Bound. 1-.

Associated Monuments

MDV23573Parent of: Barn at North Hele farm, Cornwood (Building)
MDV23572Parent of: North or Higher Hele farmhouse, Cornwood (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5210 - Assessment of Higher Hele farmhouse, Cornwood

Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2011 12:24PM