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HER Number:MDV21824
Name:Barn at Townsend Farm, Dunsford


17th century threshing barn on the western side of the farmstead. Whitewashed rendered cob construction with hipped corrugated iron roof.


Grid Reference:SX 810 891
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDunsford
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/71/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • THRESHING BARN (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the Tithe Map.

Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 110 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

Jointed cruck recorded.

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

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

DUNSFORD BUTTS, (south side), Dunsford SX 88 NW 6/44 Farmbuildings forming the farmyard 11.11.52 to the north of Townsend Farmhouse (formerly listed with Townsend Farmhouse as surrounding barns)-GV II
Farmbuildings including a threshing barn, linhay and storage buildings. C17 and later. Mostly whitewashed rendered cob with corrugated iron, corrugated asbestos and slate roofs. The farmbuildings surround the narrow courtyard to the north of Townsend Farmhouse (qv). The west range is a Cl7 threshing barn with a corrugated iron roof hipped at ends and a lean-to adjoining the west side. The barn is lofted and has a large entrance in the courtyard side and a jointed cruck roof truss.
The farmbuildings form a group with Townsend Farmhouse which is on the road at the west end of Dunsford village.
Listing NGR: SX8103089130
(See related records for details of other farm buildings)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 110.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
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: #83217 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77114Part of: Townsend famstead, Dunsford (Monument)
MDV91930Related to: Farmbuildings at Townsend Farm, Dunsford (Building)
MDV21823Related to: Townsend farmhouse, Dunsford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 26 2013 4:03PM