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HER Number:MDV8034
Name:Higher Bowdley Farmhouse, Ashburton


Higher Bowdley farmhouse shown on 19th century maps


Grid Reference:SX 745 723
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/61

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source, OSA SX77SW27 (Migrated Record). SDV283390.

Higher Bowdley appears to be the northern of two buildings or farms shown here on a map of part of Ashburton Manor, dated 1605, where they are named "Bowdly Tenements." Higher Bowdley is a two storeyed stone built house with a slate roof. From external examination it appears to be comparatively modern, with no architectural features to associate it with the building depicted on the 1605 map.

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

'Higher Bowdley' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as an L-shaped building with a small L-shaped building to the south and a small rectangular building to the north-east.

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

'Higher Bowdley' shown on 19th century map as an irregular shaped building on the north side of the farmyard.

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

'Higher Bowdley' shown on early 20th century map as an irregualar shaped building with two extensions to the north and a small extension to the south.

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

Higher Bowdley probably on site of buildings existing in 1605.

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

'Higher Bowdley' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV283390Migrated Record: OSA SX77SW27.
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).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. [Mapped feature: #107143 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV76982Related to: Higher Bowdley Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV8033Related to: Lower Bowdley Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV76976Related to: Waverley farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 11:29AM