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HER Number:MDV21675
Name:Bickham Farmhouse


Farmhouse, of the home farm to Bickham House, probably 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 914 844
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKenn
Ecclesiastical ParishKENN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98SW/41
  • Old Listed Building Ref: 85797

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Swete, R. J. (Revd), 1792-1801, 564M 'Picturesque Sketches of Devon' by Reverend John Swete, 11/125,11/133 (Record Office Collection). SDV337942.

Illustration by Swete of Bickham.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Farmhouse, of the home farm to Bickham House (q.v.). Described a "rebuilt" in 1738 (information from owner), roof raised and thatch replaced with pantiles in the 1980s. Red sandstone; tiled roof, gabled at ends ; 2 rear lateral stacks, one projecting. Plan: Long single depth range, 4 rooms wide, the left-hand room converted from a woodstore with granary over. 2 entrances ; one to left of centre, one to right of centre into a passage. Exterior: Long asymmetrical 6 window front with regular fenestration. Gabled timber trellis porch to left-hand door, long C19 lean-to brick porch to right of centre, gabled to the front in the centre. Set of 3-light C18 or C19 small-pane timber casements except for ground floor left (the former woodstore) which has a C19 timber casement. Interior: The kitchen has a tiled floor, roughly chamfered crossbeam and 2 adjacent fireplaces ; corner fireplace to room adjacent to kitchen. An unspoiled farmhouse. Group value with farmbuilding to the west. A photograph of circa 1910 in the possession of the occupier shows the building thatched.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337942Record Office Collection: Swete, R. J. (Revd). 1792-1801. 564M 'Picturesque Sketches of Devon' by Reverend John Swete. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown + Digital. 11/125,11/133.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #83170 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV119017Part of: Bickham Farm, Kenn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2017 11:45AM