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HER Number:MDV77676
Name:North Creaber farmstead, Gidleigh

Summary

Farmstead dates to at least the early 13th century, based on documentary evidence. Farmhouse is 17th century. The layout of the farm has changed little since the Tithe Map depiction, although the buildings have been refurbished. Surveyed by the Dartmoor National Park Authority survey in 1992.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 879
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 (XII to XIII - 1200 AD to 1238 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

North Creaber is depicted on the Tithe Map; 254 on the apportionment; 'House, Bartons and C.' The layout of the farm consists of the farmhouse, aligned east-west at the north side of the yard, with three additional buildings on the same alignment to the south. A pond is also depicted.


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

The late 19th century historic map shows the layout at North Creaber to be much the same as the Tithe Map; only difference is a possible horse engine house shown on the west end of the southern building.


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 439 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Creaber is 'Creubergh' in 1238, 'Creuburgh' in 1330, 'Crewebergh' in 1244 and 'Creweber' in 1275, 'Crewburgh' in 1481. Means 'Crow Hill'.


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, 64-68 (Monograph). SDV359347.

North Creaber, like various farms surrounding Dartmoor Forest, was owned by ‘venville-right’ holders. This meant they enjoyed certain rights for which they paid a very small fixed rent to the Duchy. These rights allowed them to graze their animals on the Common.
The house was entirely refurbished in 1986, but probably started as a single-roomed dwelling in the 1500s where the kitchen now stands. The threshing barn has been recently refurbished and faces north-west and is built down the hillslope. It is probably earlier in construction than the house.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

The modern map shows the farm has changed little since the Tithe Map depiction, other than an extension on the northern side of the farmhouse.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 439.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104603 ]
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359347Monograph: Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M.. 2000. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Hardback Volume. 64-68.

Associated Monuments

MDV33338Parent of: Barn south of farmhouse, North Creaber (Building)
MDV33340Parent of: Farmhouse at North Creaber, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV6173Parent of: Gatepost at North Creaber, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV33339Parent of: Shippon south of farmhouse, North Creaber (Building)
MDV17740Related to: Creaber Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV16869Related to: South Creaber Farmstead, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV27493Related to: The Bradford Pool Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2016 10:05AM