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HER Number:MDV80140
Name:Site of Blackadon Farmstead, Ugborough


Site of a medieval farmstead known as Blackadon Farm, which pre-dates the existing farmstead 140 meters to the north-west and the hospital, which was constructed over the farmstead site in the late 19th century. The medieval farm was apparently first recorded in 1311 and was also known as 'Blacket' and 'Blackaton'.


Grid Reference:SX 666 575
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 (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1891 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of Blackadon farm depicted on the Ordnance Survey map. Farmstead consists of a number of rectangular buildings surrounding a yard area.

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

By the early 20th century, the farmstead buildings are gone, having been replaced by the hospital.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 411 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Blackadon Farm was formerly known as 'Blacket'.

Unknown, 1972 - 1978, Untitled Source (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV176394.

Probably nothing left of old buildings, although first mentioned in 1311 and formerly known as 'Blacket' and 'Blackaton' (approximately 1845). Register of land of that year shows a medium size estate with 'house, yard & offices'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV176394Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry: Unknown. 1972 - 1978. Unknown.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 411.
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). [Mapped feature: #106947 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV53245Related to: Site of Moorhaven Hospital, Ugborough (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 17 2011 10:48AM