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HER Number:MDV18045
Name:Uffculme, Ayshford School


Ayshford School in Uffculme built in brick in 1701 & late extended


Grid Reference:ST 067 126
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01SE/29

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source, 301 (Migrated Record). SDV15340.

Ayshford House, a plain brick mansion, built in 1701 but much added to.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Grammar School' shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1906) maps as a large irregular shaped building in extensive grounds to the southwest of Uffculme.

Chalk, E. S., 1920 - 1921, Early brick buildings in Devon and Cornwall, 56 (Article in Serial). SDV44101.

Ayshford School, Uffculme. Earliest known dated example of brick building in Devon or Cornwall.

Seale, E., 1988, Nicholas Ayshford's Gift to Uffculme, 21-3 (Article in Monograph). SDV44105.

Other details: Uffculme Local History Group.

Griffith, F. M., 1991, DAP/UM, 10-11 (Aerial Photograph). SDV44106.

Slocombe, M., 1993, Ayshford House, Uffculme, Devon (Correspondence). SDV346950.

Visited 1st February 1993 by a structural engineer acting for Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings. Partial (though extensive) demolition of the north-east block had been carried out following alleged movement of the wing's south-east wall by 1.25 inches in four hours. We feel it surprising there there had been such movement in a substantial wall 600 millimetres thick - particularly as, internally, the wall as it survives shows no sign of movement at first floor level.
The Society believes that the north-east block of the building is not beyond repair, and should not be demolished.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15340Migrated Record: 301.
SDV346950Correspondence: Slocombe, M.. 1993. Ayshford House, Uffculme, Devon. Letter from Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Letter + Digital.
SDV44101Article in Serial: Chalk, E. S.. 1920 - 1921. Early brick buildings in Devon and Cornwall. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 11: Part 1. Unknown. 56.
SDV44105Article in Monograph: Seale, E.. 1988. Nicholas Ayshford's Gift to Uffculme. Uffculme: A Culm Valley Parish. A5 Paperback. 21-3.
SDV44106Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1991. DAP/UM. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 10-11.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2592 - DAP/UM

Date Last Edited:Mar 30 2011 4:14PM