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HER Number:MDV8785
Name:Cripdon Farm, Manaton


Cripdon formerly comprised as least five buildings including an L-shaped dwelling house loosely arranged around an irregularly shaped yard. Today most of the buildings, including the farmhouse, are ruinous and all that survives is a barn which was once a long house.


Grid Reference:SX 734 809
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/53

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX78SW53, Plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV303778.

The buildings and enclosures planned by Linehan are shown on the 1906 six inch Ordnance Survey map and roofed and in use at SX73408099. Four other roofed buildings are marked on this map at SX73368095 all of which had disappeared by 1963.

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

Cripdon marked comprising an L-shaped dwelling house with several loosely spaced buildings around an irregularly shaped yard. Another small rectangular building is shown adjacent to the entrance.

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

Cripdon marked. The arrangement of the buildings is similar to that shown on the Tithe Map.

Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, 58/4424.F43.0110 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.

Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 173 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Three ruinous houses, also a longhouse incorporated into a modern barn.

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

Four buildings showing late development, with enclosures in use on present day farm.

Beresford, M. + Hurst, J. G., 1971, Deserted Medieval Villages, 60, 185 (Monograph). SDV303779.

Hall, J. + Hamlin, A., 1976, Deserted Medieval Settlements in Devon, 5 (Article in Serial). SDV38836.

Cripdon comprises at least five buildings with one much altered longhouse used as a barn. There is also a second large L-shaped house with stack and stair, and three smaller buildings together with enclosures and paths.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1993 - 1997, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997 (Report - Survey). SDV344544.

Site visit 17th October 1995. Historic farmstead.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Cripdon marked. The only surviving building, however, is that on the north-west side of the irregularly shaped farmyard. Two other buildings and the farmhouse are depicted as ruinous.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 173.
SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 58/4424.F43.0110.
SDV303778Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX78SW53. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Plan.
SDV303779Monograph: Beresford, M. + Hurst, J. G.. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. Deserted Medieval Villages. Unknown. 60, 185.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. Fig. 2.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344544Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1993 - 1997. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 1993-1997. dartmoor National Park Authority. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108877 ]
SDV38836Article in Serial: Hall, J. + Hamlin, A.. 1976. Deserted Medieval Settlements in Devon. Devon Historian. 13. A5 Paperback. 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV77787Parent of: Barn at Cripdon Farm Manaton (Building)
MDV29041Related to: Blissmoor, Manaton (Building)
MDV106472Related to: Droveway to south-east of Ford Farm, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2016 3:40PM