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HER Number:MDV8033
Name:Lower Bowdley Farmstead, Ashburton

Summary

Lower Bowdley farmstead shown on 19th century maps and fully modernised in the mid 20th century. There are documentary references to Bowdley from the 14th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 746 722
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/60

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIII to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Lower Bowdley' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as an irregular shaped building with two small buildings to the north and north-east.


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

'Lower Bowdley' shown on early 20th century map as an irregular shaped building to the south of the road with a narrow rectangular building to the north-east.


Amery, J. S., 1924, (Presidential Address) The Ashburton of past days: its manners, customs and inhabitants, 94, Figure 1 (Article in Serial). SDV315287.

Lower Bowdley possibly incorporating remains of 1605 building. Appears to be the southern of two buildings or farms shown on map of part of the Manor of Ashburton, dated 1605, where they are named "Bowdley Tenements".


Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two (Monograph). SDV337894.

Bowdley was mentioned as 'Bogedelegh' in 1330 and 'Bogwodelegh' in 1333.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Very little of the 'Little Bowdley' farmstead remains on modern mapping.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Lower Bowdley (Un-published). SDV352501.

Lower Bowdley shown on 19th century map.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 445316 (Website). SDV355682.

Lower Bowdley appears to be the southern building of two buildings or farms shown on a map of part of the Manor of Ashburton, dated 1605, where they are named 'Bowdley Tenements'. Lower Bowdley was modernised in 1945-6 to such an extent that apart from the walls and some kitchen ceiling beams few early features remain. It is a two storeyed stone built house, possibly of 17th century origin, but now of little architectural significance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV315287Article in Serial: Amery, J. S.. 1924. (Presidential Address) The Ashburton of past days: its manners, customs and inhabitants. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 56. Unknown. 94, Figure 1.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107132 ]
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Lower Bowdley.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 445316.

Associated Monuments

MDV8034Related to: Higher Bowdley Farmhouse, Ashburton (Building)
MDV76982Related to: Higher Bowdley Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV76976Related to: Waverley farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 19 2014 12:36PM