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HER Number:MDV104522
Name:Open-Fronted Cattleshed, Higher Westwater Farm


A 19th century open-fronted cattle shed.


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

  • COW HOUSE (XIX - 1840 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • DAIRY (XIX - 1840 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH047.5 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Open -fronted cattleshed. Later cattle shed; dairy. Originally open-fronted, gable-ended cattlesheds forming the south, west and part of the north side of the yard. Now only the rear wall remains to the south and west sides. The front was extended in the 1950’s and infilled with concrete block. The south range is built on a massive plinth, revetted into hillslope. Probably a rebuild of an earlier building. Chert; Limestone; Rubble stone, brick / concrete block repairs to walls. Plinth is limestone, often blocks, with limestone ashlar quoins. Asbestos sheet roof. 20th century metal frame. 7 bays. Circa 1950 roof of single metal angle bars. Door/s; Open front. Doorway in rear wall to west side. 3 top tilting metal windows to rear south wall, all brick dressed insertions under concrete lintels. Currently disused.

Thorp, J., 2003, Higher Westwater, BH047007 (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. BH047.5.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64001 ]
SDV351558Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Higher Westwater. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH047007.
SDV351559Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Higher Westwater. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH047011, BH047021-BH047022.

Associated Monuments

MDV104463Part of: Higher Westwater Farm (Monument)
MDV104518Related to: Bank Barn, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV104464Related to: Cart Shed, Higher Westwater Farm (Building)
MDV81515Related to: Higher Westwater Farmhouse, 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 9 2021 1:17PM