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HER Number:MDV20525
Name:Abbrook Farm, Kingsteignton


Abbrook Farm was built in the late 19th century to replace an older farm to the northwest.


Grid Reference:SX 865 744
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/112

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1840, Kingsteignton (Cartographic). SDV339592.

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

Abbrook Farm marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, comprising ranges of buildings around four sides of a yard. There appears to be a horse engine house off a barn on the south-east side and a dung pit in the centre of the yard.

Moxon Browne, K. E., 1979, Abbrook Farm (Correspondence). SDV339762.

Abbrook Farm visited on 31st July 1979 and described as substantial 19th century farm buildings in grey limestone, built in a square around a large farmyard. Empty and boarded up in 1979.

Griffiths, D. M., 1983, Farmhouse (Worksheet). SDV339764.

Site visit 12th July 1983. The farmhouse and outbuildings are late 19th century, built since the Tithe Map of 1840 and before 1888. The site of the earlier farmhouse was a little to the northwest.

Bovey, 1983, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV339763.

The farm has been restored to a high standard. Now used as a training and welfare centre by the mineral company Watts Blake and Bearne.

Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview, 16 (Report - Assessment). SDV336226.

Other details: Figure 5, site 31.

Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP), 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV339561.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336226Report - Assessment: Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 16.
SDV339561Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP). Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.
SDV339592Cartographic: Unknown. 1840. Kingsteignton. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV339762Correspondence: Moxon Browne, K. E.. 1979. Abbrook Farm. Letter to R. Silvester, Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. Letter.
SDV339763Personal Comment: Bovey. 1983. Not Applicable.
SDV339764Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 1983. Farmhouse. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV21260Related to: Original Site of Abbrook Farm, Kingsteignton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4322 - Southacre and John Acres Lane/Whitepit
  • EDV4912 - Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2012 8:44AM