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HER Number:MDV8840
Name:Beckhams Smallholding, Manaton


Beckhams smallholding shown on 19th century maps and listed as a barn on the 19th century Tithe Map Apportionment


Grid Reference:SX 761 801
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SMALLHOLDING (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, SX78SE20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV280246.

Not visible on APs; this could be the ruin at SX76178016.

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

'Beckhams' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as a large irregular shaped building in the western corner of an irregular shaped enclosure. The Apportionment for 'Beckhams' lists Field Number 940 as 'Barn Waste Court' and Field Number 941 as 'Court'.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of 'Beckhams' shown on 19th century map as a small rectangular building at the northeast corner of a rectangular yard.

Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, F42.0106 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.

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

Small building in corner of copse, very overgrown. 17th and 18th century deeds for East and West Beckham in Exeter City Library.

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

Linehan describes a deserted medieval site at West Beckham: 'one building showing late development and enclosures'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 173.
SDV280246Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. SX78SE20.
SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). F42.0106.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 124-5.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25". [Mapped feature: #108918 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8857Parent of: Building at Beckhams, Manaton (Building)
MDV8857Related to: Building at Beckhams, Manaton (Building)
MDV8857Parent of: Building at Beckhams, Manaton (Building)
MDV8857Related to: Building at Beckhams, Manaton (Building)
MDV119207Related to: Fragments of iron slag found near Beckhams smallholding, Manaton (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 10:28AM