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HER Number:MDV102494
Name:Meal Store, Preston Farm, Upottery


Nineteenth centuy stock building, now used for storage.


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

  • AGRICULTURAL BUILDING (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.

Meal store building possible former livestock building 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 BH003.9 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Visited 5th July 2002 by John Thorp. Small single storey building on north-south axis down the hillslope. 1840 to 1890. Original purpose unknown, but drain under east window suggests it was built for livestock. According to farmer, known as 'meal store'. Rubble stone with brick dressings. Monopitch roof under corrugated iron covering.
7.27 metres by 4.45 metres by 3.3 metres high to eaves.
Monopitch roof is a 20th century alteration. Originally 2 doorways and one window. At north end, doorway with rubble jambs and timber lintel - now blocked and converted to window. On west side, doorway south of centre has red brick jambs and segmental arch head. Possibly original plain frame and plank and ledge door with cast iron strap hinges. Has concrete floor and no fittings or fixtures.
Poor condition.
Map object based on this source.

Thorp, J., 2000-2002, Preston Farm, BH003014 (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 BH003.9.
SDV349747Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000-2002. Preston Farm. BH003014.
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 2:11PM