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HER Number:MDV78115
Name:Scorhill Farm, Gidleigh


Early 20th century farmstead north of the older Scorhill Farm in Gidleigh. Farmhouse was built by Percy Norrington to house his tenant farmer and family. Farmstead included in Dartmoor National Park Authority survey.


Grid Reference:SX 661 876
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XX - 1906 AD to 1909 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farmstead not depicted on the First or Second Edition Ordnance Survey maps (approximately 1880s and 1905-7 in date respectively).

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Farmstead visible on the late 1940s aerial photographs so likely to date to some point between 1905-1940.

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

Farmstead inclluded in survey. Visited in March 1992.

Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M., 2000, Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present, 62 (Monograph). SDV359347.

Percy Norrington built Scorhill farmhouse in 1909, to house his tenant farmer, Tom Rowe and his family. Further ownership information throughout the 20th century provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Richards, A. F., 2015, Dating of Scorhill Farmhouse (Personal Comment). SDV359351.

Current owner of the property confirmed that the farmhouse was built in 1906.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105030 ]
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV359347Monograph: Grumley-Grennan, T. + Hardy, M.. 2000. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Gidleigh. A Dartmoor Village Past and Present. Hardback Volume. 62.
SDV359351Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2015. Dating of Scorhill Farmhouse. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV114036Related to: Greystones, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV77682Related to: Scorhill farmstead, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV27493Related to: The Bradford Pool Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2016 11:39AM