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HER Number:MDV105306
Name:Threshing Barn, Baxters Farm, Upottery


A late 15th-16th century threshing barn.


Grid Reference:ST 206 087
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpottery
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPOTTERY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HAYLOFT (XV to XVI - 1450 AD to 1600 AD (Between))
  • THRESHING BARN (XV to XVI - 1450 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

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

19th century stone-walled barn with a corrugated iron roof. In poor condition (B.A.R. 2.2.4).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH189.2 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Threshing barn. Hayloft/tallet; threshing barn. A threshing barn, which originally had a hipped roof, but which is now gable-ended, with a separate 2-bay stable at its south end. It is built down the hillslope and terraced into the slope at its north end. It is partially lofted. Cob; rubble stone. Corrugated iron roof. A-frame; cruck truss. 6-bays. Some timbers remain from the original roof structure. At the south end, there is one side -pegged, jointed cruck truss with a mortise and tenoned, plain pegged apex and a V-shaped notch for a diagonally set ridge. The cruck posts have been cut off below the join with the cruck blade. The collar is plain, pegged and has a central hole. There are trenches for two sets of purlins. At the upper end there is a hip cruck, with a post extending almost to the ground. The cruck is jointed and pegged into a cross timber. The remaining trusses are A-frames, with pegged, mortise and tenoned apexes and bolted lap-jointed collars. The ridge is double and there are two sets of back purlins. Door/s; opposing doors to threshing floor; timber window/s. The bottom flap of a 2-flap door, in a solid, pegged frame is all that remains of the east threshing door. The west threshing door is a 2-flap, ledged door in a solid, pegged frame. Hayloft. The masonry partition wall which divides the barn from the stable supports the joist ends for a hayloft, which is open to the barn and extends over the stable. Chaff cutter. Currently disused.

Thorp, J., 2003, Baxters Farm, BH189007 (Ground Photograph). SDV352687.

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

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

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH189.2.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64761 ]
SDV352687Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Baxters Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH189007.
SDV352688Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Baxters Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH189015, BH189021-BH189022.

Associated Monuments

MDV105303Part of: Baxters Farm, Upottery (Monument)
MDV82148Related to: Baxters Farmhouse, Upottery (Building)
MDV105308Related to: Cart Shed, Baxters Farm, Upottery (Building)
MDV105370Related to: Double-Fronted Cattleshed, Baxters Farm (Building)
MDV105373Related to: Implement Shed, Baxters Farm, Upottery (Building)
MDV105372Related to: Main Pigsties, Baxters Farm, Upottery (Building)
MDV105371Related to: Small Pigsty, Baxters Farm (Building)
MDV105307Related to: Stable, Baxters Farm, Uppottery (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2015 12:50PM