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HER Number:MDV104732
Name:Double-Fronted Cattleshed, Dulcis Farm


A double-fronted cattleshed built in 1815.


Grid Reference:SY 267 995
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKilmington
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKILMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Unknown date)
  • COW HOUSE (XIX - 1815 AD to 1815 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH135.3 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Double-fronted cattleshed. An unusual L-shaped range of double-fronted cattlesheds, with a tall roof. The north range was open on the east and west sides, and the east range was open on the north and south sides. All that remains is a section of the east range. Rubble stone, brick / concrete block repairs. The central wall is stone rubble, and the east range has a stone rubble end wall. The open front has been infilled with concrete block. Corrugated iron roof. Tie beam truss. This east range was originally 4-bays long. Tiebeams rest on to the outer posts, passing over the central stone rubble spine wall. Wall plates pass over the ties. Above tiebeam level, there are A-frames with curving lap -jointed collars held by a single peg and two spikes. X-apexes, with notched, mortise and tenon joints, single pegs and a diagonal ridge. 2 sets of back purlins. Chiselled Roman numerals on the roof timbers are carpenters' assembly marks. Currently disused and has planning permission for conversion to domestic use.

Thorp, J., 2003, Dulcis Farm, BH135006 (Ground Photograph). SDV351893.

Thorp, J., 2003, Dulcis Farm, BH135018, BH135021-BH135023 (Un-published). SDV351894.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH135.3.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64200 ]
SDV351893Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Dulcis Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH135006.
SDV351894Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Dulcis Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH135018, BH135021-BH135023.

Associated Monuments

MDV11223Part of: Dulcis Farm, Kilmington (Building)
MDV81848Related to: Farmhouse, Dulcis Farm (Building)
MDV104729Related to: Pound House and Threshing Barn, Dulcis Farm (Building)
MDV104713Related to: The Old Farmhouse, Dulcis Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 15 2013 10:56AM