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HER Number:MDV104529
Name:Cart Shed, Tolcis Farm


An 18th century cart shed.


Grid Reference:ST 277 007
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CART SHED (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH048.2 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Cart shed. Long, low gable-ended cart shed, faces onto the road. It was originally open -fronted and 10 bays long, but the western bay is now missing and the front has been infilled. The eastern 3 bays are separated from the west section by a crosswall. Cob; Limestone; Rubble stone, brick / concrete block repairs to walls. Cylindrical pillars constructed from limestone. Some cob in rear wall. Rebuilding in concrete block. Some early infill in rubble stone. Corrugated iron; thatch roof. Corrugated iron over remains of thatch. A-frame; Monopitch. 6 bay roof of A-frame trusses. Principals notched, mortised and tenoned at apex and held with single peg. Lap -jointed and pegged collars. The eastern 3 bays are under a lean to roof. Open front. Formerly open -fronted with roof supported by 6 round limestone pillars. A seventh is missing. The front is now infilled with concrete block. At the west end there is some earlier rubble infill. At the east end the last three bays are separated by a concrete block crosswall forming a separate shed, under a lean to roof. 4 glazed tilting metal casement windows to front and a ledge and brace door to the third bay from the west. The 4th and 5th bays are open at the front. Currently disused.

Thorp, J., 2002, Tolcis Farm, BH048009 (Ground Photograph). SDV351590.

Thorp, J., 2002, Tolcis Farm, BH048012, BH048021-BH048022 (Un-published). SDV351591.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH048.2.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64008 ]
SDV351590Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Tolcis Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH048009.
SDV351591Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Tolcis Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH048012, BH048021-BH048022.

Associated Monuments

MDV79340Part of: Tolcis Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV104525Related to: Shippon, Tolcis Farm (Building)
MDV72158Related to: Tolcis Farmhouse, Tolcis Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2013 11:54AM