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HER Number:MDV98384
Name:Town Farm House, Lydford


Late 18th century farmhouse in Lydford with later 19th century Heathcot added to the right (north-eastern) end. The Tithe Map shows the farmhouse with an unattached outbuilding (barn?) at the left end. List description suggest this may be 14th century but the later 19th century historic map shows a new structure adjoining Town Farm. This may either have replaced the barn or incorporated it.


Grid Reference:SX 511 849
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XIII to XIX - 1300 AD? to 1899 AD (Between))
  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, XVIII - 1750 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Farmhouse is depicted on the 1840s map shown coloured red (the later adjoining cottage is not indicated). An associated small (unattatched) structure is depicted in grey in the south-western corner of the holding.

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

Farmhouse is depicted on the First Edition historic map. Adjoining cottage is included on map. An extension to the farmhouse on the south-western end has either incorporated the small structure shown on the Tithe Map or replaced it entirely.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Farmhouse, adjoining cottage and connected barn are depicted on the Second Edition historic map.

Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

Town Farm house probably built in the 18th century.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Building is depicted on the modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Town Farm probably circa late 18th century. Granite rubble walls. Grouted slate roof hipped at left end. Town Farm has plan of two equal sized rooms with central axial stack which has back to back fireplaces and lobby entrance in front of it. Town Farm has symmetrical 3-window front of late 19th century 4-pane sashes. At the centre is a hipped-roof stone open-fronted porch which may be original. 19th century 1-panelled door behind. Attached at the left-hand end is a lower probably 14th century? outbuilding which faces to the rear.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #110251 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV77779Part of: Town Farm Farmstead, Lydford (Monument)
MDV103050Related to: Heathcot, Lydford (Building)
MDV103052Related to: Lyd Barn in Lydford (Building)
MDV54074Related to: Pit excavated adjacent to Town Farm, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)

Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2016 3:27PM