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HER Number:MDV77533
Name:Leigh Grange farm, South Brent

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the 13th century, based on documentary evidence, but may be older. Robinson suggests possible Saxon origins for the farm. The 19th century historic maps show the farm layout largely unchanged into modern times; the mid-later 19th century saw the addition of the new dwelling (Leigh Grange) and conversion of some of the farm buildings to residential use.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 707 611
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Founded, VIII to XIII - 701 AD? to 1299 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map; Ley estate. Plot 2781; 'dwelling house, other buildings, yard'. The farm is clustered to the south of the road, with agricultural buildings bordering the road and entrance, with square yard to the east. The dwelling (rectangular, aligned east-west), lies to the north-east of the yard, and two other small structures are shown at its eastern end.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows the farm buildings bordering the entrance have been extended and a further long, narrow (north-south) wing has been added at right angles to the rear of the dwelling. A major alteration shown is a large, new dwelling; Leigh Grange, to the south-east of the farm.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 292 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Leigh Grange was the home of Hugo de la Ley (1297).


Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent, 43 (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.

Robinson suggests Leigh may have Saxon origins; certainly established by the 13th century (citing Place Names of Devon, Tithe Maps etc.).


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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 09/01/2004. Partially Converted.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2003 - 2005, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 2003-2005, HF049 (Report - Survey). SDV344545.

Leigh Grange farmstead visited 09/01/2004.


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

The modern map shows that although the majority of the 19th century (or earlier) farm buildings have survived, there has been some alteration to those near the entrance, which appear to have been converted into dwellings ('Rockall', 'Taransay' and 'Shuna'). Farm marked as 'High Leigh'.

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. 292.
SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound. 43.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112492 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13666Parent of: Cider pound at Leigh Grange (Monument)
MDV13667Parent of: Cider pound at Leigh Grange (Monument)
MDV13665Parent of: FINDSPOT in the Parish of South Brent (Find Spot)
MDV13669Parent of: FINDSPOT in the Parish of South Brent (Find Spot)
MDV13670Parent of: FINDSPOT in the Parish of South Brent (Find Spot)
MDV13685Parent of: FINDSPOT in the Parish of South Brent (Find Spot)
MDV13663Parent of: Gatepost (Monument)
MDV13664Parent of: Granite weight from Leigh Grange (Find Spot)
MDV13662Parent of: Leigh Farmhouse, South Brent (Building)
MDV13668Parent of: TROUGH in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV122440Related to: Leigh Grange, South Brent (Building)
MDV113226Related to: Lower Beara Farm, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2018 12:17PM