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HER Number:MDV77772
Name:Lower Watervale Farm, Lydford


Lower Watervale farmstead, Lydford. Dates to at least the mid-19th century, although may be earlier. Depicted on the Tithe map and may have had a different name at this time.


Grid Reference:SX 508 837
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIX to XXI - 1840 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Farmstead is depicted on Tithe Map. Farmhouse to the south-west is shown as a long narrow building with an extension at the south-eastern end, abutting the lane passsing by the holding. (Apportinment not checked at this time).

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

Farmstead unnamed at this time. Buildings appear identical to those depicted on the Second Edition map. A square farmhouse appears to have replaced the earlier rectangular building depicted on the Tithe Map.

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

'Lower Watervale Farm' depicted on the early 20th century historic map. Square farmhouse to the south-west of the farmyard and a narrow building (presumably a barn) opposite, both on a north-west by south-east alignment.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 01/06/1992 and 11/03/1997.

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

'Lower Watervale Farm' depicted on the modern mapping. The farmbuildings appear to have been altered very little since the late 19th century depictions on 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: #104697 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV80635Related to: Deserted farmstead north of Hartswood, Lydford (Monument)
MDV77765Related to: Hartswood farmstead, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2011 11:28AM