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HER Number:MDV11356
Name:Horriford Farm, formerly Holyford Farm.


Horriford Farm is marked on historic mapping as Holyford Farm. The name, however, derived from Horegan Ford which is documented in 1005.


Grid Reference:SY 236 922
Map Sheet:SY29SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishColyton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLYTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Traditional open-ended barn and orchards marked on nineteenth century mapping, at Horriford Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29SW/104
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Holyford Farm marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map comprising three ranges of buildings on the east side of the lane with an additional barn close to the stream to the east and another on the west side of the lane.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 622 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Holyford Farm is on Horegan Ford, the name of which is documented in 1005. It is referred to as Horryford in 1573. The name means dirty ford, the L must be quite recent.

Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 109 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

Joined cruck recorded.

Department of Environment, 1984, 62: Part of East Devon, 51 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV326854.

Circa 16th century. Stone rubble, partly rendered and white-washed. Steeply pitched tiled roof with gabled ends. Two storeys.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Marked as Horriford Farm on modern mapping.

Unknown, Unknown, Holyford Farm (Worksheet). SDV126944.

Holyford Farm dates to the 16th-17th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV126944Worksheet: Unknown. Unknown. Holyford Farm. Worksheet.
SDV326854List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. 62: Part of East Devon. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 51.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 622.
SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 109.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #72903 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV102076Parent of: Barn at Horriford Farm (Building)
MDV81743Parent of: Holyford Farmhouse, Colyton (Building)
MDV16010Related to: Horegan Ford, Colyton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2019 3:39PM