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HER Number:MDV18791
Name:Farwood Barton, Colyton


Farwood Barton is referred to as Forohoda in Domesday Book. Later it was granted to Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight. It is now a working farm with no good archaeolgical survival of the monastic period. A house of 1613 burnt down in the 1880s and was replaced by the present house and farm.


Grid Reference:SY 204 953
Map Sheet:SY29NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishColyton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLYTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: 19th century courtyard of farm buildings at Farwood Barton

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NW/85

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRANGE (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • FARMSTEAD (Built, XIX - 1880 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129858.

Reichel, o. J. /hundreds of devon/(1928-1938)117,339,349,351,353,361,469/the hundred of colyton in early times.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV129859.

Fox, h. S. A. /tda/104(1972)97/field systems of east and south devon, part 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242.

Farwood barton alias forwood was forohoda in domesday. It was held by herbert the seneschal of william de poillei. Before the conquest it was held by lesmer. Later it was granted to quarr abbey on the isle of wight. Early descents given (reichel).

FOX, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4034.

Farwood was a grange of quarr. Fields discussed (fox).

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Recorded as House, Barton and Garden on the Colyton Tithe Apportionment (plot 1952).

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

Farmstead depicted, comprising the famhouse and associated buildings with additional buildings to the north-west and another to the south-west.

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

Comparison with the Tithe Map shows the farmstead to have been considerably altered. The farm buildings depicted on the Tithe Map have been replaced by ranges of buildings around a large rectangular courtyard attached to the house.

Salvatore, J. P., 1997, Farwood Barton (Monastic Grange) (Un-published). SDV348344.

Site visit 30th September 1997. Farwood Barton is associated with a grange of Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight. It is now a working farm and has no good archaeological survival of the monastic period. A house of 1613 was destroyed by fire in the 1880s and replaced on a different alignment. Undated foundations are shown as the site of a building on the 1908 Ordnance Survey map. A pond to the east is thought to be early 20th century in date while the field name Pound Meadow replects a walled pound which was largely destroyed in 1901. Not recommended for scheduling.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 785 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Farwood Barton, alias Forwood, was Forohoda in Domesday. Farwood was a grange of Quarr Abbey (Cistercian). No medieval structures survive above ground. A house of 1613 burnt down in 1880s, replaced by present house and farm.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV129858Migrated Record:
SDV129859Migrated Record:
SDV242Migrated Record:
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348344Un-published: Salvatore, J. P.. 1997. Farwood Barton (Monastic Grange). Monuments Protection Programme. Report on Site for which Scheduling is Not . A4 Single Sheet.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 785.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #9302 ]
SDV4034Migrated Record: FOX.

Associated Monuments

MDV10795Parent of: The Lynch, east of Farwood Down, Southleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 31 2017 1:06PM