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HER Number:MDV102491
Name:Milking Parlour, Preston Farm, Upottery


Nineteenth century cow house extended in 20th century to form milking parlour.


Grid Reference:ST 215 078
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

  • COW HOUSE (XIX - 1840 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.

19th-century stables extended in 20th century becoming milking parlour.

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 BH003.6 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Visited 5th July 2002 by John Thorp. Milking parlour. Long and low single storey gable ended building built across the hillslope and facing south towards the farmhouse. Rear wall and east end are original mid 19th century from a 9 bay open fronted cattleshed. Previously the building had extended some distance further west.
Rubblestone walls with concrete blockwork and cob walltop. Original roof has an uneven pitch with longer front principals. Tie beam trusses with flat lap jointed collars ( all joints nailed). Double ridge and 2 sets of purlins to rear, three to front. all resting on backs of principals. Roof extended approximately one metre forward circa 1960. The post was removed and new south wall of concrete blockwork built. Ttiebeams let below original tiebeams and bolted through. The west end is also circa 1960. Five doorways in south front all circa 1960. Four windows in south front all circa 1960 iron framed top tilting casements.
Corruaged iron covering.
Inside, only original feature is the roof. Walls are plastered and there are 20th century stalls of concrete and tubular steel. There is a feeding passage along the north side with doorways to it through the north and west walls.
Poor condition.

Thorp, J., 2000-2002, Preston Farm, BH003011 (Ground Photograph). SDV349747.

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

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). [Mapped feature: #61946 ]
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. Building BH003.6.
SDV349747Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000-2002. Preston Farm. BH003011.
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 12:21PM