The ruins of Longstone farm, at Burrator

Record Number: 31 | © Devon County Council
This photograph of Longstone or Langstone Manor Farm was taken in January 1935. Longstone was built in 1633 by Walter and Barbara Elford. It became a ruin as a consequence of the building of the Burrator Reservoir. When the Corporation of Plymouth purchased the entire Burrator watershed in 1916, active farming in the area was banned on grounds of hygiene. Without useful employment, the moormen could not live on the moor, so they left their homes to find employment elsewhere.

Tags

Building
farm
ruin
house
burrator
longstone
farmhouse
17th century
1600s
efford
reservoir
manor

Detail

Taylor
Image - Glass Plate
1935
Sheepstor