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HER Number:MDV105303
Name:Baxters Farm, Upottery


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


Grid Reference:ST 206 086
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpottery
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPOTTERY

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.

'Baxters' is marked.

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

'Baxter's Farm' is marked.

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, Annotated plan and photos (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

Find example of the combination form of farmstead and one that has changed very little, retaining much of its original qualities. The annotated plan and photos show a 16th/17th century farmhouse with a slate roof adjoined by outbuildings with corrugated iron roofs, together forming an L-shaped range. To the north are three stone-walled 19th century farm buildings with corrugated iron roofs comprising a cartshed and store, a cider house and a barn. All three buildings are poor condition ((B.A.R. 2.2.4).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH189 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

A complete set of traditional buildings with a good, untouched 18th century cider house still with a timber apple crusher, cider press and barrels and a late medieval barn. Pigs were a central part of the farm's economy and the pigsties are more extensive than usual. The owner remembers the house having a slaughterhouse and a butcher's shop. There are still hooks in the ceiling in the former shop. Evolved courtyard. A small stockyard to the north of the farmhouse has a threshing barn and stable range, terraced into the slope at the rear, on the west side and a much adapted cowshed on the east side. There is a lofted cider house slightly to the west of the threshing barn range, also terraced into the hill at its rear. A farm track leads to a field at the bottom (south) of the yard and is bordered by the rear of a large pigsty, which faces the farmhouse. There is a cartshed outside the yard, along the track leading from the road to the farmstead. Historic farmyard surface.

Thorp, J., 2003, Baxters Farm, BH189001-BH189014 (Ground Photograph). SDV352687.

Thorp, J., 2003, Baxters Farm, BH189015, BH189021-BH189022 (Un-published). SDV352688.

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).
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Annotated plan and photos.
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. BH189.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64759 ]
SDV352687Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Baxters Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH189001-BH189014.
SDV352688Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Baxters Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH189015, BH189021-BH189022.

Associated Monuments

MDV82148Parent of: Baxters Farmhouse, Upottery (Building)
MDV105308Parent of: Cart Shed, Baxters Farm, Upottery (Building)
MDV105304Parent of: Cider House, Baxters Farm, Upottery (Building)
MDV105370Parent of: Double-Fronted Cattleshed, Baxters Farm (Building)
MDV105373Parent of: Implement Shed, Baxters Farm, Upottery (Building)
MDV105372Parent of: Main Pigsties, Baxters Farm, Upottery (Building)
MDV105371Parent of: Small Pigsty, Baxters Farm (Building)
MDV105307Parent of: Stable, Baxters Farm, Uppottery (Building)
MDV105306Parent of: Threshing Barn, Baxters Farm, Upottery (Building)
MDV116500Related to: Possible Extraction Pit at Baxters Farm, Upottery (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Sep 12 2016 11:41AM