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HER Number:MDV102506
Name:Cow House, Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe


Late 19th- or early 20th century shippon, now used as a cow house.


Grid Reference:ST 136 031
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAwliscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAWLISCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHIPPON STOCK BUILDING (Built, XIX to XX - 1880 AD to 1906 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Not shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.


Thorp, J., 2000, Wadhays Farm, BH005001-BH005017 (Ground Photograph). SDV349772.

Thorp, J., 2000, Wadhays, BH005021-BH005025 (Un-published). SDV350982.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, Building BH005.2 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Visited 4th June 2000 by John Thorp. A long, gable- ended lofted cow house, now containing stalls, milking parlour and store. Built 1800 to 1840. Original use hayloft/tallet, shippon. Rubble stone walls with brick used for quoins, door and window jambs, arches above doors and vents in west wall. Concrete render on first 0.3 metre ( up to vents) of north wall. A-frame roof, 5 trusses on timber pads with pegged mortice and tenoned apex and bolted collar. Pantile convering.
21.88 metres by 5.76 metres by 4.33 metres high to eaves.
Symmetrical layout of two ground floor doors with 3 loading doors above to west wall facing yard. Both doors reduced in width using modern materials. Large doorway in south wall without brick jambs suggesting recent opening or enlargement of smaller window or door. Three glazed, timber windows in east wall of ground floor. Single window in north wall.
Stalls of rendered concrete block. Concrete floor. Large boarded hopper on first floor feeding milking parlour below.
Currently used as a cow house. In fair condition.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #61962 ]
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. Building BH005.2.
SDV349772Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000. Wadhays Farm. Photograph (Digital). BH005001-BH005017.
SDV350982Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2000. Wadhays. Digital. BH005021-BH005025.

Associated Monuments

MDV82700Part of: Wadhays Farm, Awliscombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2018 10:30AM