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HER Number:MDV122226
Name:Foxhole Farm, Halwill

Summary

Traditional farmstead with farmhouse and barns of cob and stone under slate roofs. Foxhole probably formed part of the Domesday manor of Halwill. It is first documented by name in 1238. The present farmhouse has a medieval core and is the earliest surviving building on the site.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 417 970
Map Sheet:SX49NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwill
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWILL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (First mentioned, XIII - 1238 AD to 1238 AD)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Farmstead depicted.


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

Foxhole marked. Comparison with the Tithe Map shows the addition of the horse engine house to the threshing barn and also the extension of the range extending eastwards at the southern end of the farmhouse.


Morris, B. + Wapshott, E., 2018, Foxhole Farm, Halwill, Beaworthy: Devon Desk-Based Assessment and Historic Building Recording (Report - Survey). SDV361289.

Traditional farmstead with farmhouse and barns of cob and stone under slate roofs. Foxhole probably formed part of the Domesday manor of Halwill. It is first documented by name in 1238. The present farmhouse has a medieval core and is the earliest surviving building on the site. Attached to the south end of the farmhouse is a late 18th/early 19th century shippon abutted in turn by a 19th century pigsty. To the west of the farmhouse is a small rectangular building originally built as a detached bakehouse circa 1600 and retaining a fireplace and ovens, but now in use as a garage. To the north-east is a large later 18th century threshing barn with a 19th century horse engine house and to the south-east a range of sheds/pigsties. A small barn to the north of the threshing barn is now converted to residential use.
See report for full details.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Foxhole Farm marked. Comparison with 19th century mapping shows the basic plan of the farmstead to have remained largely unchanged, although the range of buildings to the south-east of the farmhouse appear to have been largely demolished.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361289Report - Survey: Morris, B. + Wapshott, E.. 2018. Foxhole Farm, Halwill, Beaworthy: Devon Desk-Based Assessment and Historic Building Recording. South West Archaeology. 180404. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV33864Parent of: Detatched bakehouse at Foxhole Farm, Halwill (Building)
MDV33866Parent of: Foxhole Farmhouse, Halwill (Building)
MDV33865Parent of: Threshing Barn at Foxhole Farm, Halwill (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7550 - Desk-based Assessment and Historic Building Recorded at Foxhole Farm, Halwill

Date Last Edited:Jun 21 2018 1:46PM