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HER Number:MDV8723
Name:Ruins at Lower Hookney farm, North Bovey


Remains of old farm buildings at West Hookney Farm, North Bovey. Probably dated to the late Medieval period and were still depicted on the early 20th century maps. By the late-1940s they were mostly in ruins although one small structure appears to have survived by the road.


Grid Reference:SX 713 824
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX78SW47
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445687
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/8
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • FARM BUILDING (XV to Mid 20th Century - 1401 AD to 1949 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Farm buildings depicted on the Tithe Map on the west and northern side of the yard at West Hookney.

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

Buildings depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Buildings appear to be mostly in ruins on the aerial photograph.

Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 174 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Lower Hookney: remains of old farm house, with other ruins behind, west of modern buildings.

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 10, Table 2, 124-5 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

One building showing later development, enclosures still in use on present day farm.
A deserted Medieval site at Lower Hookney, SX 714825, consisting of one building and enclosure which are in use on the present day farm. (There is an enclosure immediately south of a rectangular building on OS 6" 1963 at SX 71408245 which is shown as roofed on OS 6" 1906).

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Not visible today on the aerial photographs. One small structure adjacent to the road appears to have survived.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 174.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 10, Table 2, 124-5.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108802 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV105571Part of: West Hookney Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV105572Related to: Farmhouse at West Hookney Farm, North Bovey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2021 10:56AM