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HER Number:MDV77779
Name:Town Farm Farmstead, Lydford

Summary

Historic farmstead included in survey undertaken by Dartmoor National Park Authority. Mid-19th century farm consisted of a single farmhouse building with small associated structure. An adjoining cottage was constructed in the late 19th century and a barn was added in the 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 511 849
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 (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Farmstead is depicted on the 1840s map. Farmhouse is shown coloured red (the later adjoining cottage is not indicated), and a small structure is depicted in grey in the south-western corner of the holding.


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

Farmhouse is depicted on the First Edition historic map. Adjoining cottage is included on map. An extension to the farmhouse on the south-western end is also shown.


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

Farmhouse, adjoining cottage and connected barn are depicted on the Second Edition historic map.


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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 01/01/1993.


Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

Town Farm house was probably built in the 18th century and the adjoining Heathcot and Lyd Barn in the 19th century.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Outline of the farmstead depicted on the modern mapping.

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.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #104703 ]
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV103050Parent of: Heathcot, Lydford (Building)
MDV103052Parent of: Lyd Barn in Lydford (Building)
MDV98384Parent of: Town Farm House, Lydford (Building)
MDV114768Related to: 1 Rose Cottages, Lydford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)

Date Last Edited:Apr 1 2016 3:01PM