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HER Number:MDV20559
Name:Farmhouse, Osmore Farm


A circa 16th century plastered stone rubble farmhouse.


Grid Reference:ST 263 046
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20SE/39
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Unknown date)
  • FARMHOUSE (XVI - 1501 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114018.

Des=worksheet(pearce, n. ).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114019.

Alcock, n. W. /cruck construction(cba res rep 42)/(1981)113.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114020.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)646.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114021.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)129.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Osmore farm. According to alcock, a medieval house (worksheet).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV327428.

Circa c16 plastered stone rubble house. Thatched roof with gabled and hipped ends. Two storeys (doe).

Alcock, N. W., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57461.

Possible cruck recorded (alcock).

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One (Monograph). SDV1312.

Documented in 1333 and 1672 (mawer et al).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH151H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

The house has a four window front with a large central chimney stack. It dates from the 16th century. House, no longer a farmhouse. Rubble stone walls. Thatch roof.

Thorp, J., 2003, Osmore Farm, BH151001 (Ground Photograph). SDV352191.

Thorp, J., 2003, Osmore Farm, BH151022-BH151024 (Un-published). SDV352192.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Osmore Farmhouse.

Farmhouse. Circa 16th century plastered stone rubble house. Thatched roof with gabled and hipped ends. Two storeys. Four window range. Three light casements with glazing bars. Doorway to side of large external chimney stack at centre of front, with set offs. Rebuilt brick chimney stack over west gable. Later lean-to on left hand of front semi-circular staircase projection at rear with chamfered single light window and three light chamfered mullion window to side.

Interior: Jointed cruck trusses. Cross passage with plank and muntin screen. Open fireplaces with chamfered bressummers and jambs. Stopped chamfer ceiling beams. Newel stairs in stair tower on rear wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV114018Migrated Record:
SDV114019Migrated Record:
SDV114020Migrated Record:
SDV114021Migrated Record:
SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback.
SDV327428Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH151H.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82808 ]
SDV352191Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Osmore Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH151001.
SDV352192Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Osmore Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH151022-BH151024.
SDV57461Migrated Record: Alcock, N. W..

Associated Monuments

MDV104859Part of: Osmore Farm (Monument)
MDV27194Related to: Barn, Osmore Farm (Building)
MDV104905Related to: Cart Shed, Osmore Farm (Building)
MDV104909Related to: Cart Shed, Osmore Farm (Building)
MDV104914Related to: Cattle Shed, Osmore Farm (Building)
MDV27193Related to: Cider House, Cellar, Stable and Wash House, Osmore Farm (Building)
MDV27195Related to: Garden Boundary Wall, Osmore Farm (Building)
MDV104907Related to: Granary, Osmore Farm (Building)
MDV104916Related to: Lean-To Cattleshed, Osmore House (Building)
MDV104913Related to: Pig Sty, Osmore Farm (Building)
MDV104915Related to: Shippon, Osmore Farm, Membury (Building)
MDV104901Related to: Stable, Osmore Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2013 2:17PM