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HER Number:MDV106403
Name:Stables at Higher Shilstone, Throwleigh


Late 17th or 18th century stable building, built onto the north-eastern end of Higher Shilstone longhouse, projecting forwards. Stable is a granite stone rubble building with massive, roughly- shaped quoins and corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch).


Grid Reference:SX 660 901
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/25
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STABLE (XVII to XVIII - 1650 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Beacham, P., 1984, Higher Shilstone Farm (Worksheet). SDV269877.

Fully developed longhouse, farmhouse and outbuildings are an exceptionally well preserved / unaltered example of a Dartmoor Farmstead. Smoke-blackened roof complete; original shippon roof.
Outbuildings: Stable / shippon block built off original longhouse shippon

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping at the north-eastern end of the longhouse, adjoining at right angles.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1307205 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

1/208 Higher Shilstone farmhouse - including stables and garden walls 20.2.52 adjoining to south GV I
Farmhouse, a Dartmoor longhouse, with adjoining stable block. Stable is late C17 or C18.
The stable block is granite stone rubble with massive, roughly- shaped quoins and corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch).
Plan and development: The stables were added in the late C17 or C18 projecting forwards at right angles from the right (eastern) end and slightly overlapping the end.
Exterior: The stable contains a pair of doorways with a small window to left and hayloft loading hatch over the right doorway, all containing plain C19 joinery, on the inner (west facing) side. The roof is gable-ended and the end wall contains a drain hole, dung hatch, and at the top, an owl hole. Inside, the hayloft is carried on roughly- finished crossbeams. The roof is carried on A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars, the truss nearest the house of heavier scantling than the other.
Listing NGR: SX6602590085

Sources / Further Reading

SDV269877Worksheet: Beacham, P.. 1984. Higher Shilstone Farm. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65925 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1307205.

Associated Monuments

MDV22086Part of: Shilstone farmstead, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV28064Related to: Barn, calf house and linhay at Shilstone, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV28065Related to: Dung pit at Shilstone farm, Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV6970Related to: Farmhouse at Higher Shilstone, Throwleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2014 11:51AM