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HER Number:MDV8018
Name:Bittleford Farmhouse, Widecombe

Summary

Farmhouse, possibly a former longhouse. Probably 17th century or earlier; porch added 1705. Shippon end rebuilt late 19th century or early 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 705 749
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/45
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVII - 1601 AD? to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Tithe Map for Bittleford shows a long narrow building, aligned south-west by north-east. 968 on the apportionment; 'House and Yard', owned by Lady Elizabeth Carew, occupied by Richard French.


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

Narrow wing added to the rear of the building by the time of the later 19th century historic map.


Falcon, T. A., 1904-1905, Some Dartmoor Farmhouses, 253 (Article in Serial). SDV337006.

Moorland farmhouse, Bittleford. Bittleford is an ancient Dartmoor farmhouse, it has a porch inscribed 1705 and R.T.


Department of Environment, 1952, Newton Abbot Rural District (Provisional List), 112 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV280219.

(Estimated 1951) A 17th century T-shaped house. Date on porch is 1603.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77SW3, Photocopied photograph (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282806.

(11/4/1953) Farmhouse with unusual doorway in porch with a moulded archway. The arch itself is rounded with spandrels above each containing design in relief of a plain shield with fleur-de-lis motif which branch out from the shield horizontally and vertically downwards. The shield in the southern spandrel has date "1663" incised on it; the other shield the letters "R T". The letters appear crude and may be a later addition. Generally in a poor state of preservation.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol I, 25 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(6/7/1979) According to the owner the cottage still standing here is 17th century. It has a baking oven in its large fireplace, which has a granite lintel.


Department of Environment, 1986, Widecombe in the Moor, 81 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289221.

Farmhouse, possibly a former longhouse. Probably 17th century or earlier; porch added 1705. Shippon end rebuilt late 19th century or early 20th century. Two storeys. Chimneystacks. Shippon is L-shaped. (For further details see new List).


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

Irregularly shaped house shown on the modern mapping at Bittleford. Some alterations since the 19th century map depictions.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV280219List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1952. Newton Abbot Rural District (Provisional List). Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 112.
SDV282806Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77SW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Photocopied photograph.
SDV289221List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Widecombe in the Moor. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 81.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337006Article in Serial: Falcon, T. A.. 1904-1905. Some Dartmoor Farmhouses. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 3. Unknown. 253.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. Vol I, 25.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #106982 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29749Part of: Bittleford Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV30095Related to: Cartshed and shippon south-east of Bittleford Farmhouse, Widecombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2018 11:23AM