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HER Number:MDV104858
Name:Membury Court

Summary

A grand farmstead with the remains of a 14th century linhay, a 15th century domestic chapel converted to use as a cider house in the 18th century and a large 18th century barn.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 264 037
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIV to XIX - 1301 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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, BH150 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

A grand farmstead with the remains of a 14th century linhay, a 15th century domestic chapel converted to use as a cider house in the 18th century and a large 18th century barn. The chapel is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Evolved courtyard. The farmyard has evolved over many centuries. The earliest building in the yard is a medieval linhay, which was extended in the 17th century and was last used as a wagon lodge and lofted stable. The threshing barn dates from the late 18th /early 19th century and stands on the west side of the stockyard. To the rear of the house is a 15th century domestic chapel which was converted to a cider house in the 18th century. Outside the yard and to the front of the house is a pigsty backing onto a stream. A riding horse stable and trap house is attached to the south end of the front block of the house. Part historic farmyard surface. Part cobbled, part concrete. Mounting block. To west of kitchen block. It incorporates a date plaque which has been moved from elsewhere.


Thorp, J., 2003, Membury Court, BH150001-BH150020 (Ground Photograph). SDV352186.


Thorp, J., 2003, Membury Court, BH150021-BH150024 (Un-published). SDV352187.


Devon Buildings Group, 2005, Devon Buildings Group 2005 Conference. Farms in the Blackdown Hills (Un-published). SDV340140.

Membury Court is a grand farmstead which has evolved over centuries to include a late 14th century linhay, a 13th century domestic chapel, and a large threshing barn. There is a 19th century pigsty to the south and a stable and trap house attached to the house. The house has a medieval roof with a lower end solar and high quality 16th and 17th century improvements.


Tyers, C + Hurford, M. + Arnold, A. + Howard, R.E. + Thorp, J., 2009, Dendrochronological Research in Devon: Phase II (Report - Interim). SDV348234.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340140Un-published: Devon Buildings Group. 2005. Devon Buildings Group 2005 Conference. Farms in the Blackdown Hills. A4 Stapled + 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.
SDV348234Report - Interim: Tyers, C + Hurford, M. + Arnold, A. + Howard, R.E. + Thorp, J.. 2009. Dendrochronological Research in Devon: Phase II. English Heritage Centre for Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH150.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64327 ]
SDV352186Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Membury Court. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH150001-BH150020.
SDV352187Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Membury Court. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH150021-BH150024.

Associated Monuments

MDV1928Parent of: Farmhouse, Membury Court (Building)
MDV27190Parent of: Footbridge, Membury Court (Building)
MDV5621Parent of: Former Chapel and Cider House, Membury Court (Building)
MDV53858Parent of: Linhay, Membury Court (Building)
MDV27188Parent of: Open Fronted Shelter, Membury Court (Monument)
MDV53859Parent of: Riding Horse Stable and Trap House, Membury Court (Monument)
MDV47341Related to: Orchard to north of Membury Court (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4654 - Buildings at Risk Re-Survey
  • EDV5623 - Dendrochronological Research in Devon, Phase II

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2015 3:28PM