MDE14804 - Luckesses deserted farmstead, Molland (Monument)

Summary

The remains of Luckesses deserted farmstead is visible as a series of ruined buildings and earthworks. The earliest record for the complex is in 1740 and it was in use until at least 1903. An associated field system lies around it.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Luckesses. Deserted farm site with building remains. Good on 1977 aerial photograph. [1,2] Deserted farmstead. Walls of barn and farmhouse still extant. [3] The remains of Luckesses deserted farmstead visible as a series of ruined buildings and earthworks. There are three buildings, the eastern one being the best preserved and measuing 11.4 metres and 6 metres wide with a large opening on the south wall of some 5.1 metres wide suggesting that it was a barn. The other buildings are smaller and survive as building foundations. The earliest record for the complex is in 1740 and it was in use until at least 1903. An associated field system lies around it (MDE21566). [4-7] Aerial photographs dating to 1946-8 show that the buildings appear to have been roofed and in use, although those available to the HER have an overlapping join in this location. [8] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/12/043 (May 1977).
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS 7930A.
  • <3> Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. 8 June 1992, A34, pp 159-160.
  • <4> Map: 1841. Molland Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1887, Devon sheet 15(12). [Mapped feature: #31195 ]
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903, Devon sheet 15(12).
  • <7> Unpublished document: Chapman, H.P.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 5 January 1995.
  • <8> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <9> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1097026, Extant 6 October 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7972 3074 (69m by 44m)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17876
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/539
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20490
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE21
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1097026

Record last edited

Oct 6 2021 1:33PM

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