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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

  • National Monuments Record: SX78SE20
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445619
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD (Between))
  • SMALLHOLDING (Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 4348-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

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.

Beckham (West). 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 at SX 762802: 'one building showing late development and enclosures'.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX78SE20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV280246.

(02/08/1977) Not visible on air photographs, but may be the ruin shown on Ordbnance Survey 6 inch 1963 map at SX 76178016 shown roofed on 1906 version.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 173.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4348-9.
SDV280246Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX78SE20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown.
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)
MDV133081Related to: Earth bank, Becky Falls Wood (Monument)
MDV119207Related to: Fragments of iron slag found near Beckhams smallholding, Manaton (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8821 - Survey of Becky Falls Wood

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2022 3:28PM