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HER Number:MDV10088
Name:Venn's Farmhouse

Summary

Venns farm. The original plan of this house is not clear. The detail and brick front wall are of the 19th century, but the central position of the chimney shows that the arrangement with three rooms is original. There is no real cross passage, and no room for a second door beside the chimney, and the present door was probably cut when the wing was added. The parlour beam suggests that this room did extend further; the entry:may have been directly into the room. It is 17th century. The block at the back, though crudely built, is probably later than 1775, as it is not shown on the map of that date. Its odd angle may have been caused by some earlier farmyard wall or building (alcock, 1962).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 978 927
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSowton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/10
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 86184

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

ALCOCK, 1962, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130113.

Venns farm. The original plan of this house is not clear. The detail and brick front wall are of the 19th century, but the central position of the chimney shows that the arrangement with three rooms is original. There is no real cross passage, and no room for a second door beside the chimney, and the present door was probably cut when the wing was added. The parlour beam suggests that this room did extend further; the entry:may have been directly into the room. It is 17th century. The block at the back, though crudely built, is probably later than 1775, as it is not shown on the map of that date. Its odd angle may have been caused by some earlier farmyard wall or building (alcock, 1962).


ALCOCK, 1975, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130114.

First mentioned in the land tax for 1689 (alcock, 1975).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130116.

Alcock, n. W. /tda/94(1962)207-208/houses in an east devon parish.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130117.

Alcock, n. W. /tda/107(1975)146 table 2 map 5/fields and farms in an east devon parish.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130118.

Doe/hhr:sowton/(19/7/1987)31.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326717.

Farmhouse, probably 17th century with 18th century and 19th century alterations and additions. Roughcast cob, gabled end thatched roof. Originally a 3-room plan house. All stacks with brick shafts, 19th century brick refacing. Adjoining cob barn and farm building range (doe).


Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Sowton, 6 (Report - non-specific). SDV347074.

A good example of a vernacular building where farmhouse and farm buildings form a virtual entity. Other details: Maps, photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV130113Migrated Record: ALCOCK, 1962.
SDV130114Migrated Record: ALCOCK, 1975.
SDV130116Migrated Record:
SDV130117Migrated Record:
SDV130118Migrated Record:
SDV326717Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #61405 ]
SDV347074Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Sowton. East Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.

Associated Monuments

MDV10135Related to: Linhay at Venns Farm, Sowton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 15 2019 10:18AM