MSO11643 - Tuckers Farmstead, Treborough (Monument)


A deserted farmstead has been noted on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Farm shown on tithe map and Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. [1,2] Named as Tuckers Farm on 1780 map. [3] Although ruined, the basic structure can be seen. Northern square room with walls up to two stories high. Northern wall contains a window, oven, recess and chimney stack. Room is 5 metres by 7 metres. At the southeast corner is a porch butted onto the main walls in good condition. Rest of building in poor condition and is probably medieval. Three rooms apparent in longhouse arrangement. Central room has a fireplace and the west room has spiral stairway with three steps of Treborough slate in situ. External dimensions 17 metres by 6 metres and walls generally narrower than the later structure. Maps show west extension around an enclosure, probably a linhay. Nothing of this survives. Other terraces to west and south with holloway running to the west. Called "Farmers cottage and garden" on tithe map [1] and so likely to have been disused as a separate farm by the 1830s, taken over by Chapman's Farm to the north. [4] Above survey done in 1984. [7] In private ownership. [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> Map: 1841. Treborough Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Somerset 47(15).
  • <3> Map: Sharp, J.. 1780. Map of Treborough. 20 inches to 1 mile. DD.
  • <4> Unassigned: SMR file 34144.
  • <5> Unassigned: Historic Environment Service HBC 3.035.-1-3 1:2500 and 1:500.
  • <6> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1983. Deserted Farms on Exmoor and the Lay subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 127. 100.
  • <7> Article in serial: Dennison, E. 1985. Somerset Archaeology 1984-5. 129. 107-9.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <9> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975137, Extant 30 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8351
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW33
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975137
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34144



Grid reference Centred ST 0073 3600 (117m by 85m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Record last edited

May 30 2022 3:20PM


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