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HER Number:MDV22282
Name:Farmhouse, Ford Farm


A circa 16th century house with a circa 18th century/19th century rubble wing to the northwest.


Grid Reference:ST 272 053
Map Sheet:ST20NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20NE/22
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Unknown date)
  • FARMHOUSE (XVI to XIX - 1501 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV109875.

Alcock, n. W. /cruck construction(cba res rep 42)/(1981)110.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV109876.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)118.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV327639.

Circa c16 house. Whitewashed and partly plastered stone rubble. Thatched roof with gabled ends (doe).

Alcock, N. W., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV57461.

Ford farm. Jointed cruck recorded (alcock).

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH144H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

L-shaped house, with five window front. The northwest wing is 18th or early 19th century and was originally an outbuilding. The 16th century main block is gable ended with a thatched roof. The later addition has a half hipped roof. Lime washed; rendered; rubble stone walls. Partly plastered. Slate; thatch roof. 16th century main block is thatched. 18th century rear block has a slate roof. House, no longer a farmhouse.

Thorp, J., 2003, Ford Farm, BH144003 (Ground Photograph). SDV351991.

Thorp, J., 2003, Ford Farm, BH144014, BH144021-BH144022 (Un-published). SDV351992.

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

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

Ford Farmhouse.

House. Circa 16th century house. Whitewashed and partly plastered stone rubble. Thatched roof with gabled ends. Short north-west wing has half hipped roof. Two storey five window range. Modern casements with glazing bars and modern French windows. East side plastered with range of four modern casements. Large external chimney stack at north end, and two other rebuilt brick ridge stacks. Wing on north-west forming L-shaped plan, circa 18th century/19th century rubble, partly rendered, probably originally an outbuilding. Interior: Jointed cruck trusses. Cross passage, the plank and muntin screen having been removed. Screen retained at upper end. Inserted moulded ceiling. Large central chimney with heavy chamfered bressummer and jambs. Another fireplace at lower end with chamfered bressummer. Early 17th century decorative moulded plaster ceiling in first floor room.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV109875Migrated Record:
SDV109876Migrated Record:
SDV327639Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH144H.
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: #83377 ]
SDV351991Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Ford Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH144003.
SDV351992Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Ford Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH144014, BH144021-BH144022.
SDV57461Migrated Record: Alcock, N. W..

Associated Monuments

MDV104775Part of: Ford Farm (Monument)
MDV77359Related to: Barn, Ford Farm, Membury (Building)
MDV104778Related to: Cart Shed, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104780Related to: Cattleshed, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104776Related to: Granary, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV104779Related to: Pigsty, Ford Farm (Building)
MDV27138Related to: Stables, Ford Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2013 2:34PM