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HER Number:MDV102495
Name:Duck House, Preston Farm, Upottery

Summary

Nineteenth century poultry building.

Location

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

  • DUCK 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.

Poultry/duck house at Preston Farm.


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


Devon County Council, 1997-2002, Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB (Un-published). SDV344048.


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


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, Building BH003.10 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Small and narrow gable ended shed built across the hillslope on east side of yard. 1840 to 1890. Probably built as a poultry house with a hatch in west wall.
Rubble stone walls with early orange earth mortar and lime plaster pointing. Three bay roof of A frames sitting on timber pads. Neat carpentry with two lap jointed collars spiked to principals (lower ones curved , upper ones flat). Plate yoke, ridgeboard and single set of staggered butt purlins with tusk tenons. Corrugated iron covering.
7.66 metres by 4.35 metres by 2.27 metres high to eaves.
Two doors, one each end on north side with plain timber frames which may be 19th century, but doors are 20th century replacements. Their position, opposite each other, suggest a feeding passage along north side. Two unglazed windows on south side. Both narrow, square -sided openings with plain timber frames. Hatch in west wall (now blocked) would have allowed access to walled court (possibly the original run).
Now has 20th century concrete floor with no evidence for any internal partitions. Walls are plastered.
Disused. In fair condition.


Map object based on this source.


Thorp, J., 2000-2002, Preston Farm, BH003014 (Ground Photograph). SDV349747.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.


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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344048Un-published: Devon County Council. 1997-2002. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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 BH003.10.
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 2:10PM