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HER Number:MDV22051
Name:Chains Farm House


Chains Farm House at 10-12 Chains Road in Sampford Peverell is a post medieval cross-passage house that may once have been the centre of a farm


Grid Reference:ST 029 141
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Peverell
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD PEVERELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01SW/51

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 111 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

Chains Farm. Jointed cruck recorded. (citing C Hulland). NGR uncertain.

Southwest Archaeology, 2004, 4 & 6 Chains Road, Sampford Peverell: Desk-based assessment, 2.5 (Report - Assessment). SDV56242.

'Chains' was mentioned in Sampford Peverell tax returns of 1823-1832. Nothing on the 1844 Sampford Peverell Tithe Map indicates a farm at this site & only the Kelly Directory of 1906 mentions a farmer at Chains. The building externally has the appearance of a post medieval three-cell cross passage house & may once have been the centre of a farm.

Tucker, T., 2007, Sampford Peverell (Correspondence). SDV337829.

Nos 10-12 Chains Road in Sampford Peverell now one property. In the 1980s Mr Alcock examined the house after seeing the cruck construction & stated the house was built between 1600 & 1640. In the 1881 census the owner was a person called Bowden who described himself as a farmer & in the 1840s the property was sold as a farm to a person also called Bowden. The adjoining properties to the west of Chains Farm house were originally the horse & cow sheds of the farm & are now houses called Chains Barn & Pulton Barn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337829Correspondence: Tucker, T.. 2007. Sampford Peverell. Letter. Letter.
SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 111.
SDV56242Report - Assessment: Southwest Archaeology. 2004. 4 & 6 Chains Road, Sampford Peverell: Desk-based assessment. Southwest Archaeology Report. 041106. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.5.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV310 - 4 & 6 Chains Road, Sampford Peverell: Desk-based assessment

Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2007 4:56PM