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HER Number:MDV132853
Name:Alston Farm, Malborough


A courtyard range of farm buildings depicted on 19th century mapping and which are now partly ruinous.


Grid Reference:SX 716 407
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Ranges of buildings depicted around the north, east and west sides of a yard to the south-west of Alston House.

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

Courtyard range of farm buildings depicted. Comparison with the Tithe Map shows a building to have been added along the south side of the yard and a horse engine house to the barn on the west side.

Child, P., 1996, Alston (Correspondence). SDV141848.

Ranges of farm buildings around a courtyard comprising an 18th-19th century bank barn, 19th century animal houses and a large double-fronted linhay. The latter is now ruinous.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

The building on the north side of the yard is now roofless and ruinous, with only parts of the walls still standing and overgrown with vegetation. The barn on the west side is dilapidated, the roof having collapsed. The buildings on the east and south sides, however, are still roofed, that on the south side appears to have been reroofed.

Ordnance Survey, 2022, Mastermap 2022 (Cartographic). SDV364674.

The building on the north side of the yard is shown and marked as a ruin.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141848Correspondence: Child, P.. 1996. Alston. Letter regarding site visit to Alston Farm. Letter + Digital.
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.
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV364674Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2022. Mastermap 2022. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #138238 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV133616Parent of: Barn at Alston Farm, Malborough (Building)
MDV7268Related to: Alston Farmhouse, Malborough (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 4 2022 4:11PM