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HER Number:MDV102137
Name:Piggery at Greendale Farm, Clyst St Mary


Late 19th century piggery complex.


Grid Reference:SY 000 899
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst St. Mary
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIGGERY (Built, XIX - 1850 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Map object based on this source.

Morriss, R., 2008, Greendale Farm, Clyst St. Mary. An Architectural and Archaeological Analysis (Report - Survey). SDV349170.

The ruined piggery complex in the middle of the main farmyard consists of two sections - the main piggery at the west end and a formerly open sided area to the east. It is mainly built of machine-made red brick.
The piggery is a fairly tall and fully enclosed rectangular two storey section at the west end of the complex. The lower parts of the side walls continue to form the plinths of the larger open shelter to the east.
The west elevation is roughly symmetrical, under the tall plain gable end, laid to a mainly Flemish Bond. At ground floor there are four evenly spaced doorways with segmental arched brick heads. Their jambs are rebated externally up to a height of circa 1.3 metres for an outward opening gate. At first floor there are three openings, also with segmental brickheads, with a central doorway flanked by windows. In addition, there is a small square-headed window opening in the apex of the gable.
The east elevation faces into the former sheltered area. Low down in the wall are low pig openings, with segmental arched brick heads, and a single low opening at first-floor level.
The open larger shelter has a tall brick plinth from with solid brick piers rose to support the original (now lost) wall plates of the roof structure. The north-eastern corner pier has largely been demolished. All three open sides seem to have been of two bays.
Only the roof over the piggery section survives. This is a broad plain gabled structure aligned west to east, covered in corrugated iron sheeting and supported on three tiers of thin machine-sawn purlins and a ridge-piece. Evidently this roof continued eastwards over the former open shelter.
Internally the piggery section was originally divided into four spaces by low brick walls, each space served by a tall doorway in the west gable and a small pig opening in the east wall leading into the open shelter. The walls have been rearranged, and only one seems to be in situ. Above the former pig stalls is a first-floor loft area, in poor codnition. The former open shelter was open to the roof, bounded on its three open sides by a tall plinth. A primary circular cut-out, with a radius of 2.5 metres, in the south-east corner (close to the adjacent barn range, which has a belt wheel on the outside wall facing the cut-out), may be associated with a horse gin, although the space seems constricted.

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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349170Report - Survey: Morriss, R.. 2008. Greendale Farm, Clyst St. Mary. An Architectural and Archaeological Analysis. Richard K Morriss & Associates Report. 426. Digital + A4.

Associated Monuments

MDV15518Related to: Greendale Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5751 - Architectural and Archaeological Analysis of Greendale Farm, Clyst St. Mary

Date Last Edited:May 3 2019 2:38PM