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HER Number:MDV78022
Name:Clannaborough Farm, Throwleigh


Clannaborough Farm is first documented in 1498. Depicted on the Throwleigh Tithe Map, the layout has remained largely unchanged, with the addition of three modern buildings to the north-east of the main farm in the 20th century.


Grid Reference:SX 661 912
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XV - 1450 AD? to 1498 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Clanaborough' is depicted on the Throwleigh Tithe Map; 557-8 on the apportionment ('Houses, courtlage and waste and garden plot', owned and occupied by John Aysh). The map shows a row of three roughly rectangular buildings in a parallel arrangement near the centre of the farm, with an L-shaped building to the south-west and a small structure to the north.

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

Group of buildings marked as Clannaborough. To the south of the farmhouse is a barn with a roundhouse attached while to the north is a smaller rectangular building with L-shaped ranges to the north-east and south-west. Comparison with the Tithe Map shows the roundhouse and the L-shaped range to the north-east to have been added between circa 1840 and 1880-1890.

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

Since the late 19th century historic map depiction, two new buildings have been added at Clannaborough, to the north-east of the farm; one is a large rectangular building (aligned north-south), while the other is a smaller, square structure. The barn with horse engine house is no longer shown.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One (Monograph). SDV1312.

Clanaburgh is documented in 1498, and Clannabor and Clannabour in 1573.

Howis Croxford, C. A., 1988, A Walkabout Guide to Throwleigh, 14 (Pamphlet). SDV361768.

Clannaborough farmstead is one of the few very old Dartmoor longhouses in these parts, still a comfortable dwelling with its slab paved kitchen and passages and open fireplaces.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 12/04/1996.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Modern mapping of Clannaborough Farm shows the layout of the buildings largely unchanged from the late 19th/early 20th century historic mapping. The building at the south-west end of the farm is now a rectangle (having lost it's south-eastern wing). An additional small rectangular structure has been added at the northern end of the farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback.
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).
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.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104938 ]
SDV361768Pamphlet: Howis Croxford, C. A.. 1988. A Walkabout Guide to Throwleigh. Village guide. A5 Paperback. 14.

Associated Monuments

MDV104514Parent of: Barn at Clannabrough (Building)
MDV6938Parent of: Clannaborough Farm House, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV93143Parent of: Cottage to north of Clannaborough Farmhouse, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV21522Parent of: Farm Building to north-west of Clannaborough Farmhouse, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV33292Parent of: Stables and Shippon to north-east of Clannaborough Farmhouse, Throwleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2018 9:54AM