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HER Number:MDV102484
Name:Cow House at Preston Farm, Upottery


Mid 19th century stable, now used as a cow house.


Grid Reference:ST 214 078
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpottery
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPOTTERY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STABLE (XIX - 1841 AD to 1890 AD (Between))

Full description

Foster, K. + Skinner, R., 01/2016, A30 to A303 Honiton to Devonshire Inn Improvement Scheme, Honiton, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV359378.

DBA undertaken along a corridor associated with the A30/A303 between Honiton and Devonshire Inn. This study is intended to inform the development of options for improvements to the A30/A303 between Honiton and Devonshire Inn.

Stables used as a cow house at Preston Farm.

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

Thorp, J., 2000, Preston Farm, BH003021-BH003022 (Un-published). SDV350980.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, Building BH003.5 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Gable ended lofted stable built down the hillslope on west side of yard, facing east, in 1841 to 1890. Ooriginally used as stable. In circa 1960-70 stalls for calves constructed.
Rubble stone under 3 A-frames with relatively low lap jointed collars (all joints nailed). Double ridge and 3 sets of slender purlins resting on backs of principals. Corrugated iron covering. 15 metres by 5.75 metres by 3.5 metres high to eaves.
Five bays long. Front has central wide doorway flanked by wide windows. All openings have flat arch heads of stone voussoirs. South end has hayloft loading hatch doorway and north end has ventilator or owl hole. East front has doorway, without frame, but with iron hangers for a 2-flap door and 2 windows with circa 1960 iron framed top-tilting casements. South end has 20th century plain frame and plank door. Internal feeding passage and hayloft.
Map object based on this source.

Thorp, J., 2000-2002, Preston Farm, BH003009 (Ground Photograph). SDV349747.

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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. Building BH003.5.
SDV349747Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000-2002. Preston Farm. BH003009.
SDV350980Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2000. Preston Farm. Digital. BH003021-BH003022.
SDV359378Report - Assessment: Foster, K. + Skinner, R.. 01/2016. A30 to A303 Honiton to Devonshire Inn Improvement Scheme, Honiton, Devon. Wessex Archaeology. 111160.01. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV76343Part of: Preston Farm, Upottery (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills
  • EDV6910 - Desk Based Assessment, A30/A303 Honiton to Devonshire Inn Improvement Scheme, Honiton, Devon (Ref: 111160.01)

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2018 12:06PM