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HER Number:MDV104775
Name:Ford Farm


The farmstead is shown on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch map of the 1880s-1890s.


Grid Reference:ST 272 053
Map Sheet:ST20NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChardstock
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Unknown date)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Ford' is marked. The farmstead is depicted.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Ford Farm' is marked.

Devon County Council, 1997-2002, Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB (Un-published). SDV344048.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH144 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

A fairly complete farmstead with a good late 18th- early 19th century stable and threshing barn. Only the cider house (possibly shown on the Tithe map) is missing. Double Yard. In the 19th century, the farmstead had two stockyards, which were separated by the farm drive. The yard to the north of the house is enclosed on all four sides. The east side is a wall bordering the drive and the north and west sides are cattlesheds. The south side, close to the house, is a stable. The other yard had an open-fronted cattleshed, of which only the rear wall remains, built against the rear of the threshing barn and at right angles to it. The threshing barn is built on a terrace, which was approached from the drive up a ramp to the upper terrace. The farmhouse has a garden to the front, behind a wall which borders the drive. The Tithe map shows a long building to the rear of the farmhouse, which has now disappeared. It is likely to have been the cider house. Historic, grass over cobble farmyard surface.

Thorp, J., 2003, Ford Farm, BH144001-BH144013 (Ground Photograph). SDV351991.

Thorp, J., 2003, Ford Farm, BH144014, BH144021-BH144022 (Un-published). SDV351992.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344048Un-published: Devon County Council. 1997-2002. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH144.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64242 ]
SDV351991Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Ford Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH144001-BH144013.
SDV351992Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Ford Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH144014, BH144021-BH144022.

Associated Monuments

MDV77359Parent of: Barn, Ford Farm, Membury (Building)
MDV104778Parent of: Cart Shed, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104780Parent of: Cattleshed, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV22282Parent of: Farmhouse, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104776Parent of: Granary, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104779Parent of: Pigsty, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV27138Parent of: Stables, Ford Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4654 - Buildings at Risk Re-Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2013 2:33PM