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HER Number:MDV97701
Name:Vogwell Farmstead, Manaton


Vogwell historic farmstead dating to at least the 14th century according to documentary sources, but may have earlier origins. Known as 'Foghille' and 'Fogwell' in the past.


Grid Reference:SX 722 816
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map (128 on Apportionment); 'Vogwell' house - homestead with associated outbuildings and orchard.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 483 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Vogwell is 'Foghille' in the 1330 Subsidy Rolls, 'Fogwell' in 1765, meaning 'Hill with fog-pasture'.

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

Vogwell farmstead.

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

Depiction of this farm on the modern map shows little to have changed from the mid-19th century map depiction. Modern farm buildings have been added to the south and east of the site and some alterations have occurred to other buildings, including the farmhouse, which has been extended to the east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 483.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Vogwell.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110192 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV34406Parent of: Vogwell farmhouse, Manaton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2015 1:21PM