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HER Number:MDV77667
Name:Little Ensworthy, Gidleigh


Farmstead dating to at least the early-mid 19th century when it is depicted on Tithe Map, although may be earlier. Farmstead was surveyed by Dartmoor National Park Authority in 1992.


Grid Reference:SX 660 893
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Farmstead depicted on the Tithe Map of approximately 1840 including the main farm building (which has obviously been significantly altered since this time) and narrow building adjacent to the road.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 01/03/1992.

Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M., 2000, Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present, 127-130 (Monograph). SDV359347.

Thought to be early-mid 19th century; documents refer to owners from this time. Farmhouse originally a very small one or two-room cottage. Extensively altered and expanded in 1922.
On 23/01/1943, 19 year old Monica Hill, along with two school boys from Scorhill house helped rescue an American airman who parachuted with three comrades, after their plan got into difficulties. The airman landed on onto Kennan Hill and Monica and the boys assisted in getting him back to Little Ensworthy. The pilot later landed the plane safely and there were no casualties.

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: #104595 ]
SDV359347Monograph: Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M.. 2000. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Hardback Volume. 127-130.

Associated Monuments

MDV114048Related to: Buttern farm, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV80516Related to: Ensworthy Leat, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV77266Related to: Great Ensworthy farmstead, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2016 11:43AM