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HER Number:MDV77765
Name:Hartswood farmstead, Lydford


Hartswood, Lydford; historic farmstead included in Dartmoor National Park Authority Survey. Known as 'Waterfall' at the time of the Tithe Map (approximately 1840-1844) and is referred to as 'Watervale Farm' on Ordnance Survey 1880s map.


Grid Reference:SX 507 835
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XXI - 1750 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Farmstead recorded as 'Waterfall' (1739 – House and Yard) in the apportionment and was apparently owned and occupied by a Grace Chubb. The farmhouse is depicted as being at least equal size to the barn opposite it (both are on a north-west by south-east alignment) and there is a smaller building depicted between the two.

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

'Watervale Farm' depicted on late 19th century historic map. Farmhouse appears to have been replaced / substantially altered by this time (having been depicted on the Tithe Map as being slightly larger than the barn at the north-eastern end of the farm.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Farmstead not named on the map at this time.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 11/03/1997.

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

'Hartswood' depicted on the modern mapping. Remains of the original farmstead appear to have been substantially altered since the mid-late 19th century depictions on the historic maps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #104690 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV80635Related to: Deserted farmstead north of Hartswood, Lydford (Monument)
MDV77772Related to: Lower Watervale Farm, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2011 11:17AM