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HER Number:MDV104533
Name:Threshing Barn, Tolcis Farm


A threshing barn with 18th century fabric.


Grid Reference:ST 277 008
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

  • COW HOUSE (Unknown date)
  • HAYLOFT (Unknown date)
  • MASH HOUSE (Unknown date)
  • STABLE (Unknown date)
  • THRESHING BARN (XVII to XIX - 1700 AD to 1880 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, BH048.4 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Threshing barn. Cattle shed; hayloft/tallet; mash house; stable; threshing barn. A partially lofted building which is hipped to the east and gable -ended to the west. Originally it was a threshing barn, but it was later divided by a stone crosswall, to provide a stable with a loft above to the east and a smaller threshing barn to the west. The loft is accessible from the barn. Limestone walls. Coursed limestone blocks from local quarry. Asbestos sheet roof. King post; Tie Beam Truss. 4 19th century tie beam trusses with king posts supporting ridge. One 18th century truss remains and is incorporated into 19th century truss. Originally the principals were mortised and tenoned at apex with a v shaped ridge. The collars were lap -jointed and shallow trenches suggest that there were 2 sets of purlins originally. Loading hatch; opposing doors to threshing floor. A 2 -flap ledge and brace door with a loading hatch above to the former stable. The threshing doorway in the north east wall facing away from the farmhouse has 2, 2-flap ledge and brace doors. The doorway in the southwest facing wall is blocked with corrugated iron. The threshing floor is ventilated from below. There is an unglazed window in the rear wall of the stable and a loading hatch in the gable end. Cobble floor; Stone drain; Threshing floor. There are some remaining cobbles to the stable floor, and a drain. In the east wall there is a brick lined flue, which may have been used in the preparation of mash. Currently used for domestic utility / storage.

Thorp, J., 2002, Tolcis Farm, BH048003 (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. BH048.4.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64012 ]
SDV351590Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Tolcis Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH048003.
SDV351591Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Tolcis Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH048012, BH048021-BH048022.

Associated Monuments

MDV79340Part of: Tolcis Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV104532Related to: Cattle Shed, Tolcis Farm (Building)
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 12:33PM