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HER Number:MDV21720
Name:Alston Farmhouse, Ashburton

Summary

Farmhouse dates to the early 19th century. Solid roughcast walls. Hipped slated roof. Rendered chimney at each end of ridge on front range. Prominent stone rubble chimney on rear range. Seems to be a 4-square house with centre front entrance; shallower rear range.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 776 720
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/13
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1811 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Late 19th century historic map depicts the farmhouse.


Department of Environment, 1973, Ashburton, 2 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV300597.

Alston Farmhouse. Documentary records from 14th century. Main front early 19th century, rear wing probably 17th century brick, painted, two storeys. Added porch. Fuller description, including interior, in list.


Department of National Heritage, 1992, Ashburton, 5 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337041.

ASHBURTON - ALSTON CROSS Alston Farmhouse (Formerly Listed as: ALSTON CROSS Alston Farmhouse. Barn with stables to north of Alston Farm) - GV II
Farmhouse. Early C19 (probably about 1811); rear part possibly older. Solid roughcast walls. Hipped slated roof. Rendered chimney at each end of ridge on front range. Prominent stone rubble chimney on rear range.
Seems to be a 4-square house with centre front entrance; shallower rear range. 2 storeys. 3 windows wide. The 2 outer windows are set in tall, shallow, round-headed recesses which are themselves set in square-headed recesses rising to the eaves. 6-panelled front door in panelled reveals, the bottom panels flush, the top 2 panels of the door now glazed; moulded architrave. Later Doric porch. Ground-storey windows round-arched with 8-paned sashes, the heads of the upper sashes with interlacing Gothic glazing-bars. Upper storey has 6-paned sashes; matching window in right side wall. Interior: not inspected. 1973 list description mentions 'moulded dado, 6-paned doors, panelled shutters to windows, shaped brackets on cut string of stairs with square balusters, marble mantle'. The Devon Record Office has a draft building agreement (not completed) for this house, dated 1811. (924M/B8/33).


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

Building is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 10/03/2017 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

ASHBURTON - SX77SE ALSTON CROSS 849-1/2/224 Alston Farmhouse 10/05/73 (Formerly Listed as: ALSTON CROSS Alston Farmhouse. Barn with stables to north of Alston Farm) - GV II
Farmhouse. Early C19 (probably about 1811); rear part possibly older. Solid roughcast walls. Hipped slated roof. Rendered chimney at each end of ridge on front range. Prominent stone rubble chimney on rear range.
Seems to be a 4-square house with centre front entrance; shallower rear range. 2 storeys. 3 windows wide. The 2 outer windows are set in tall, shallow, round-headed recesses which are themselves set in square-headed recesses rising to the eaves. 6-panelled front door in panelled reveals, the bottom panels flush, the top 2 panels of the door now glazed; moulded architrave. Later Doric porch. Ground-storey windows round-arched with 8-paned sashes, the heads of the upper sashes with interlacing Gothic glazing-bars. Upper storey has 6-paned sashes; matching window in right side wall. Interior: not inspected. 1973 list description mentions 'moulded dado, 6-paned doors, panelled shutters to windows, shaped brackets on cut string of stairs with square balusters, marble mantle'. The Devon Record Office has a draft building agreement (not completed) for this house, dated 1811. (924M/B8/33).
Listing NGR: SX7761072007

Sources / Further Reading

SDV300597List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Ashburton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 2.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337041List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1992. Ashburton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 5.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #83187 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 10/03/2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV77078Part of: Alston farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV21721Related to: Barn with stables and adjoining mill at Alston, Ashburton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2017 2:18PM