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HER Number:MDV104518
Name:Bank Barn, Higher Westwater Farm


A 19th century bank barn.


Grid Reference:SY 275 999
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK BARN (XIX - 1820 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH047.3 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Bank barn. Forms a range with the adjoining stable. Adjoins the cart shed at the north east end. The first floor, accessible from ground level at the rear, was a threshing barn. The ground floor housed cattle. It is now divided into 3 animal sheds. Chert; limestone; Rubble stone, brick / concrete block repair walls. Chert rubblestone with limestone quoins. The front has been massively rebuilt in concrete block in the 20th century. Slate roof. Tie Beam Truss. 3 bays. Tie beams, lap- jointed at the apexes with plate yokes and a ridgeboard. Notched, lap -jointed, dovetailed raking struts. One set of back purlins on cleats. Door/s; opposing doors to threshing floor. Opposing threshing doors. The front doorway is blocked with concrete blocks and incorporates a plank man door. Rear doorway has rounded masonry jambs. The barn floor has been replaced with railway sleepers. At ground floor level, 3 animal sheds each with separate doors. Doors missing to central and east doorways. 2-flap door on strap hinges to west doorway. Currently disused.

Thorp, J., 2003, Higher Westwater, BH047004 (Ground Photograph). SDV351558.

Thorp, J., 2003, Higher Westwater, BH047011, BH047021-BH047022 (Un-published). SDV351559.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH047.3.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63997 ]
SDV351558Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Higher Westwater. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH047004.
SDV351559Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Higher Westwater. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH047011, BH047021-BH047022.

Associated Monuments

MDV104463Part of: Higher Westwater Farm (Monument)
MDV104464Related to: Cart Shed, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV81515Related to: Higher Westwater Farmhouse, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104522Related to: Open-Fronted Cattleshed, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104523Related to: Pigsties, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104465Related to: Shippon and Cider House, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104521Related to: Stable, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2013 10:29AM