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HER Number:MDV77683
Name:Forder farmstead, Gidleigh


Farmstead dates to the 16th century, based on cartographic evidence. Depicted on the Tithe Map and later historic maps as 'Forder', although the modern maps show both North and South Forder which seem to indicate a division has taken place. A number of the buildings depicted on the tithe map remain.


Grid Reference:SX 671 895
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Forder is depicted on the Tithe Map, 80 on the Gidleigh apportionment (house, bartons etc), with another dwelling and associated structures included as part of the holding. 85 (house, court etc).

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

Late 19th century map shows little change from the Tithe Map depiction.

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

South Forder farmstead included in survey. Visited on 01/03/1992.

Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M., 2000, Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present, 147-152 (Monograph). SDV359347.

References to both North Forder and South Forder farmhouses and the details of the owners over the years.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

North Forder included in list. No further detail provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

The modern map shows one or two additional buildings in North Forder but the majority of the buildings appear the same.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104609 ]
SDV359347Monograph: Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M.. 2000. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Hardback Volume. 147-152.

Associated Monuments

MDV6164Parent of: Gatepost (Monument)
MDV33300Parent of: North Forder farmhouse, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV33246Parent of: South Forder farmhouse, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV109810Related to: Cottages south-west of Forder Farm, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV33301Related to: Forder Bridge, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV109808Related to: Forder farm, Throwleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2016 1:32PM