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HER Number:MDV12429
Name:Meadow Barn at Gerston Farm


Meadow Barn at Gerston Farm was a 17th century granary and recently converted into a dwelling


Grid Reference:SX 732 419
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWest Alvington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST ALVINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/33/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 100884
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX74SW15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (XVI to XX - 1600 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building shown on 19th century map as a small rectangular building to the east of Gerston Farm.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Department of Environment, 1960, Kingsbridge RD, 43 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV323346.

Two storey outbuilding circa 30 metres to the east of 'Gerston' farmhouse reputedly a granary of early to mid 17th century of slate stone rubble walls under a hipped roof with a round-headed stone doorway in the west wall.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX74SW15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344241.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Outbuilding approximately 30 metres ot the east of Gerston Farmhouse was formerly Listed as 'Granary at Gerston' on 26th January 1967. Outbuilding reputedly a granary was built in the early - mid 17th century of slate stone rubble under a hipped roof partly of slate and partly of corrugated iron (on front). Rectangular plan, single room on each floor. Two storeys, built into hillside so first floor can be reached from ground level at the front. Doorway towards right-hand end reached by short flight of steps. To the left below the eaves are two windows with internal shutters and square section mullions. In the right-hand end wall on the ground floor is a 17th century chamfered doorway of typical roundheaded rubble South Hams type. Small window openings at both levels on rear elevation. Interior: ceiling beams replaced, roof timbers inaccessible and may be of interest. Other details: LBS Number 100884.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV323346List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Kingsbridge RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 43.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #80497 ]
SDV344241Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX74SW15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV68902Related to: Gerston Farmstead (Monument)
MDV7267Related to: Gerston Manor and South Manor at Gerston Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2010 11:45AM