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HER Number:MDV78111
Name:Cheston farmstead, Ugborough


Historic farmstead with medieval origins. Documentary sources record the farm from the late 12th century onwards. It is depicted on the mid-19th century Tithe Map and appears to have been partly converted in modern times. Included in Dartmoor National Park Authority survey. Totally refurbished in 2012 when new owners took over, the farm currently (2018) operates as 'Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre'.


Grid Reference:SX 681 585
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVI to XXI - 1600 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Cheston' is depicted on the Tithe Map (1842) with some of the same buildings as exist today. 2008 on the Ugborough apportionment.

Fortescue, H. F., 1930, Some Devonshire Farm Names (Article in Serial). SDV167570.

The site of a medieval farmstead at Cheston, Ugborough. Author gives possible explanation of the origin of the name with its Roman connotations.

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

Cheston is recorded as 'Cherteston' from 1198 and 'Cheston' from 1679.

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

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 25/09/1995. Farmhouse is thought to date to the early 17th century, the other farm buildings various from the 18th to 19th centuries.

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

'Cheston' farm is depicted on the modern mapping. Buildings to the west of the holding appear to have been converted and are marked as 'Little Cheston' (3 and 4).

Unknown, 2018, Cheston Farm Riding Holidays (Website). SDV361823.

Totally refurbished in 2012 when new owners took over, the farm currently (2018) operates as 'Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre'.

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.
SDV167570Article in Serial: Fortescue, H. F.. 1930. Some Devonshire Farm Names. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 62. Unknown.
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).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV361823Website: Unknown. 2018. Cheston Farm Riding Holidays. http://www.ridingholidaysdevon.co.uk/accommodation.html. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV2985Parent of: Cheston farmhouse, Ugborough (Building)
MDV123016Related to: Building east of Cheston Cross (Building)
MDV123015Related to: Higher Cheston farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 12 2018 11:15AM