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HER Number:MDV128394
Name:Cattle Building at Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop


Referred to as the top cattle building, this building dates to the 1909 refurbishment of the farm by George Wreford. The building was used to house yearlings and bullcoks, but later was coverted for use as a chicken/duck shed.


Grid Reference:SS 758 046
Map Sheet:SS70SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMorchard Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORCHARD BISHOP

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COW HOUSE (Edwardian to Late 20th Century - 1909 AD to 2000 AD? (Throughout))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

De-Villiers, S. + Andrews, L., 2020, Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Road, Morchard Bishop: Historic Building Recording (Report - Survey). SDV363643.

A cow house with hayloft over built by George Wreford in 1909, located within the west range north of the stables. It has a form similar to the traditional linhay, but the ground floor bays were fully or largely enclosed with wooden doors from the outset. The building was recently used for rearing chicken, and alterations have been made to the structure and internal fittings.
For full details see report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #125834 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15196Part of: Shobrooke Farmstead, Morchard Bishop (Monument)
MDV128419Related to: Cattle Building at Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop (Building)
MDV128431Related to: Granary at Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop (Building)
MDV128433Related to: Higher Shobrooke Farmhouse, Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop (Building)
MDV128430Related to: Linhay and cart house at Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop (Building)
MDV128432Related to: Piggery at Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop (Building)
MDV128415Related to: Root House at Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop (Building)
MDV128330Related to: Stables, Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop (Building)
MDV128426Related to: Threshing Barn at Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Bishop (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8285 - Historic Building Recording: Shobrooke Farm, Morchard Road, Morchard Bishop (Ref: ACD2187/2/0)

Date Last Edited:Jun 4 2020 4:55PM