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HER Number:MDV105215
Name:Townsend Farm


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


Grid Reference:ST 245 047
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStockland
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

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.

The farmstead is depicted.

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

'Townsend Farm' is marked.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH179 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

A village farm, with an early threshing barn which is dated by dendrochronology to 1493. Double yard. A village farm, originally with a double yard to the north of the threshing barn and farmhouse. Now only a threshing barn range with a shippon and stable remains and a cartshed to the northeast of the barn. The 1889 Ordnance Survey map shows two other farm buildings to the north of the barn. Some walling to the one closer to the barn remains. The west end of the barn opens out onto the road. Part historic farmyard surface. Some cobbled areas.

Thorp, J., 2002, Townsend Farm, BH179001-BH179006 (Ground Photograph). SDV352595.

Thorp, J., 2002, Townsend Farm, BH179007, BH179021-BH179022 (Un-published). SDV352596.

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).
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. BH179.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64676 ]
SDV352595Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Townsend Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH179001-BH179006.
SDV352596Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Townsend Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH179007, BH179021-BH179022.

Associated Monuments

MDV22063Parent of: Barn, Townsend Farm (Building)
MDV105263Parent of: Cartshed, Townsend Farm, Stockland (Building)
MDV105262Parent of: Stable, Townsend Farm (Building)
MDV1920Parent of: Townsend Farmhouse, Townsend Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 18 2013 10:18AM