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HER Number:MDV102493
Name:Pigsties, Preston Farm, Upottery


Block of 19th century pigsties.


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

  • PIGSTY (XIX - 1820 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.

Block of pigsties 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 BH003.8 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Visited 5th July 2002 by John Thorp. Small block of pigsties with monopitch roof built up against north wall of cider house, on east side of yard. 1820 to 1890. It uses east end wall of the milking parlour leaving short space to south (between milking parlour and cider house) infilled and containing man door to feeding passage off the courtyard.
Rubble stone and brick walls with concrete block repairs. Late 20th century monopitch roof resting on purlin, under asbestos sheet covering.
5.6 metres by 3.4 metres by 1.8 metres high to eaves. Later raised level at eaves is 2.46 metres.
Doorway in west side (rear) front yard has segmental arch head of brick, contains probably 20th century frame and door. North front, two pig doors blocked with 20th century blockwork. Twentieth century grille windows are blockings of pig doors.
All interior partitions and fittings removed in late 20th century.
Currently used as a hen house. In poor condition.
Map object based on this source.

Thorp, J., 2000-2002, Preston Farm, BH003013 (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 BH003.8.
SDV349747Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000-2002. Preston Farm. BH003013.
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 2:01PM