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HER Number:MDV22063
Name:Barn, Townsend Farm

Summary

The original, 3-bay 13th century threshing barn has a 2-bay 19th century extension at its west end, which was probably used as a shippon.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 245 047
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStockland
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20SW/7/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 88249

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STOREHOUSE (Unknown date)
  • THRESHING BARN (XV to XIX - 1453 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • COW HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Alcock, N. W., 1981, Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue, 112 (Report - non-specific). SDV342504.

Barn at Townsend Farm. Jointed cruck recorded.


Department of Environment, 1984, 62: Part of East Devon, 182 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV326854.

Circa 17th century. Stone rubble barn at right angles to road. Corrugated iron roof with half-hipped ends.


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

Barn. Threshing barn. shippon; threshing barn. The original, 3-bay 13th century threshing barn has a 2-bay 19th century extension at its west end, which was probably used as a shippon. A stable was built up against the east end of the barn in the 17th century. Chert; rubble stone walls. Corrugated iron; thatch under. Cruck truss. Door/s; opposing doors to threshing floor; Timber window/s. Opposing doorways to replacement threshing floor. Original threshing floor was raised from ground level by about 1m on south side with four open slits below for ventilation. 19th century replacement doors and jambs, but headbeam and lintel to south door probably late medieval. Doorway and south facing window in west end of barn are part of the 19th century extension. Double doorways in west end wall, with hayloft loading hatch above and flanking windows. Hayloft. West end extension originally had loft, which is now missing. Currently used for domestic utility/storage.


Thorp, J., 2002, Townsend Farm, BH179002 (Ground Photograph). SDV352595.


Thorp, J., 2002, Townsend Farm, BH179007, BH179021-BH179022 (Un-published). SDV352596.


2003, Tree ring date lists 2003 (Article in Serial). SDV361608.

Tree ring data records a felling date of c.1493 for the barn.


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


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

Barn immediately north west of Townsend Farmhouse.

Barn. Circa 17th century. Stone rubble barn at right angles to road. Corrugated iron roof with half-hipped ends. Central barn doorway to threshing floor with heavy timber frame. Modern garage doors in end facing road. Interior: Three jointed cruck trusses survive the joints face-pegged.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV326854List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. 62: Part of East Devon. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 182.
SDV342504Report - non-specific: Alcock, N. W.. 1981. Cruck Construction: An Introduction and Catalogue. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. 42. Photocopy. 112.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database.
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: #83280 ]
SDV352595Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Townsend Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH179002.
SDV352596Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Townsend Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH179007, BH179021-BH179022.
SDV361608Article in Serial: 2003. Tree ring date lists 2003. Vernacular Architecture. 34. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV105215Part of: Townsend Farm (Monument)
MDV105263Related to: Cartshed, Townsend Farm, Stockland (Building)
MDV105262Related to: Stable, Townsend Farm (Building)
MDV1920Related to: Townsend Farmhouse, Townsend Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2018 8:14AM