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HER Number:MDV8302
Name:Blackingstone Farmstead, Bridford


Blackinstone farmstead shown on 19th century map as 'Blackenstone' was last occupied at the beginning of the 20th century. Only two farm buildings remain at the site.


Grid Reference:SX 792 856
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XX - 1066 AD to 1910 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 1341 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

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

'Blackenstone' shown on 19th century Tithe map as two adjoining buildings around a square yard with two rectangular buildings to the south and several small buildings in the surrounding fields.

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

Blackingston Farmstead is depicted on the late 19th century historic map, with the existing buildings shown on the modern MasterMap, as well as a range of buildings including the farmhouse to the north of the road.
Map object based on this source.

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

The early 20th century map only depicts the two buildings south of the road, indicating that the site was no longer occupied by this point.

1977, Blackingstone Farm information (Personal Comment). SDV295035.

Blackingstone: a deserted farm site last lived in about 70 years ago, around 1900-1910. A 1797 cartwheel penny was found recently. (Oral information from resident of Littlehays Farm, Bridford)

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible and recorded.

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

The two buildings to the south of the road are the only remaining mapped buildngs at this farm, although the outline of the farmstead can still be traced against the older map sources.
Map object based on this source.

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

Blackingstone is now derelict with a deserted steading opposite.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1341.
SDV295035Personal Comment: 1977. Blackingstone Farm information.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Blackingstone.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2014 3:00PM