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HER Number:MDV78025
Name:East Peeke Farm, Ugborough


Historic farmstead consisting of a number of buildings north of the south of the road and a pond. The earliest reference to the farmstead is from 1086 in the Domesday Book. Depicted on the mid-19th century Tithe Map. Also referred to as 'Peak', and 'Peek'.


Grid Reference:SX 681 589
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XI to XXI - 1086 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

East Peeke farm is depicted on the Tithe Map with most of the buildings illustrated, both north and south of the road. The pound to the east of the road is also shown.

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

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 285-6 (Monograph). SDV1312.

East and West Peek are two farms adjacent to the hills now called Eastern and Western Beacon. The Peek element probably derives from an old hill name from Old English, peac. The hill was referred to locally in recent times as Picken Hill. The earliest documentary reference to Peek is as Pech in Domesday Book, 1086 and it is variously spelt as Peke or Pek in 1306, as Pyek in 1333 and Pykedon in 1498 and Pigedone in circa 1580. Westpek is recorded in 1306 and Est Pyk in 1382.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 20/09/1995.

Parker, R., 2010, Historic Building Survey of Farm Buildings at East Peeke, Wrangaton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV347512.

The spelling of the name is inconsistent, the farmstead being referred to as Peak, Peek or Peeke. Hoskins dentifies Peek as a Domesday manor and presumably East Peek represents one of the land holdings within the manor. Comparison of the earliest map, the Tithe Map of 1843 and the 1886 and 1905 Ordnance Survey maps reveals little change to the footprint of the buildings during the 19th century. This suggests that much of the existing fabric predates the 1840s.

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

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. 285-6.
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: #104940 ]
SDV347512Report - Survey: Parker, R.. 2010. Historic Building Survey of Farm Buildings at East Peeke, Wrangaton, Devon. Richard Parker Report. 2010.02. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV38041Parent of: Barn at East Peeke Farm, Wrangaton (Building)
MDV2993Parent of: East Peeke Farmhouse, Wrangaton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4748 - Historic building survey at East Peeke Farm, Wrangaton (Ref: 2010.02)

Date Last Edited:Aug 19 2011 2:05PM