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HER Number:MDV105275
Name:Stable, Wytch Farm


An early 19th century stable.


Grid Reference:ST 235 058
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStockland
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKSHOP (Unknown date)
  • STABLE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1820 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH180.4 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Stable. A lofted gable-ended stable, which is terraced into the hillslope to the rear on the north side of the yard. The ground also falls away to the east. Rubble stone walls. Slate roof. A-frame. A three-bay roof of A-frames on lateral pads. The principals have a notched, mortise and tenon apex with one peg. The collars are plain, lap-jointed and bolted. The bolts probably replace the original pegs. There is one set of staggered butt purlins and a ridgeboard. Door/s; external stairs; timber window/s. The main door is through the west end of the front wall. It has an old lintel but the frame and the 2-flap door are 20th century replacements. There is a central window with a plain, solid timber frame and glazing bars. On the west end there are external stone steps leading up to the hayloft loading hatch (which is doorless, but it has a plain frame). To the rear there is a small window in the middle of the wall with a plain frame and a timber shutter. Feeding rack; hayloft; keeping place. The 16th century crossbeams supporting the loft have been reused from a domestic context. The west beam has deep chamfers and the east one is a double beam comprising a deep chamfered half beam and the head of a stud and panel screen. The large, square section oak joists are probably reused. At the west end they sit in a timber lace in the wall as well. There is a keeping place in the west end wall. The east stall still remains boarded between two railway sleepers and has a timber feeding rack. Currently a workshop-non-agricultural.

Thorp, J., 2003, Wytch Farm, BH180008, BH180021-BH180022 (Un-published). SDV352664.

Thorp, J., 2003, Wytch Farm, BH190001 (Ground Photograph). SDV352663.

Rook, P., 2013, Built on Earth, Cover (Report - non-specific). SDV350997.

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

Rook, P., 2013, Wytch Farm, BB-0748-748, BB-0750-750 (Ground Photograph). SDV352665.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH180.4.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64735 ]
SDV350997Report - non-specific: Rook, P.. 2013. Built on Earth. Rook Photo. A3 Grip Bound + Digital. Cover.
SDV352663Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Wytch Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH190001.
SDV352664Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Wytch Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH180008, BH180021-BH180022.
SDV352665Ground Photograph: Rook, P.. 2013. Wytch Farm. Built on Earth. Digital. BB-0748-748, BB-0750-750.

Associated Monuments

MDV105266Part of: Wytch Farm (Monument)
MDV105267Related to: Barn, Wytch Farm (Building)
MDV105269Related to: East Cattleshed, Wytch Farm (Building)
MDV105271Related to: North Cattleshed, Wytch Farm (Building)
MDV27133Related to: Wytch Farmhouse, Wytch Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 18 2013 1:21PM