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HER Number:MDV23382
Name:Shepherd's Farmhouse, Shepherd's Farm

Summary

A late 16th century farmhouse with later alterations.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 162 149
Map Sheet:ST11SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClayhidon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAYHIDON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SE/18
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV43143.

Doe/hhr:clayhidon/(15/4/1987)10.


Griffiths, D. M., 1984, Farmhouse + Barn (Worksheet). SDV359171.

Shepherds farm. Vis=31/7/1984 (griffiths). ?three-room cross passage house with attached outbuilding at lower end and detached barn, all with jointed crucks. Stud and panel screen with two tudor arched doorways divides passage from lower end, which has gable end fireplace with ?oven. Outbuilding has access to the semi- circular oven area at first floor level. Stone stack inserted in upper end against cross passage on south side, and solid timber staircase on north. Step- stop beams throughout with one exception (worksheet). Vis=house, formerly a farmhouse. Late c16 with later alterations. Roughcast random rubble chert; gable-ended corrugated iron roof (the thatch survives beneath). Originally a 3-room, through-passage plan house, the service end to the left of the passage with byre beyond (the front taken as facing west). The internal division between hall and inner room has been removed, as has the early roof. One or two of the roof trusses may be of jointed cruck construction. Service end heated by an end stack with bake oven (see below); hall heated by an axial stack backing onto the passage; the inner room was originally unheated and is now heated by an internal end stack. Brick shafts to stacks.2 window stairs, one beside the service end stack, the other between passage and hall.2 storeys. Vis=exterior front (facing west): all windows with late c20 casements, and some appear to be set in early embrasures; 3 large half dormers; 4 windows to ground floor. Vis=rear: all late c20 windows. The rear door to the passage is early, although much repaired, studded with fleur-de-lis strap hinges, and is set in a contemporary chamfered and pegged surround. Bake oven bulge between end of service room and entrance to byre. Vis=interior: plank and muntin screen between passage and service end, carpenter's mitres, but apparently no stops to muntins (unless they have been eroded); service end side not visible.2 blocked arched doorways led into service end, but no evidence of internal division in this room survives. Service end fireplace with large lintel, shallow chamfer, unstopped. The bake oven appears to be quite an early one, of good quality, with small bricks. Above it is a corn-drying kiln accessible at first floor level from the byre. Solid timber winder stairs. The hall was quite small with 2 cross ceiling beams, both of them with scroll stops and deeply chamfered only to the side facing into the hall; shallow chamfer to fireplace lintel. Original newel post to winder stairs. No clear evidence of the hall/inner room partition, although it wwas presumably attached to the unchamfered side of the higher end hall ceiling beam. Roughly chamfered ceiling cross beam to inner room (doe, 1987).


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH098H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

No information supplied.


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


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

Shepherd's Farmhouse.

House, formerly a farmhouse. Late 16th century with later alterations. Roughcast random rubble chert; gable-ended corrugated iron roof (the thatch survives beneath). Originally a 3-room, through-passage plan house, the service end to the left of the passage with byre beyond (the front taken as facing west). The internal division between hall and inner room has been removed, as has the early roof. One or two of the roof trusses may be of jointed cruck construction. Service end heated by an end stack with bake oven (see below); hall heated by an axial stack backing onto the passage; the inner room was originally unheated and is now heated by an internal end stack. Brick shafts to stacks. 2 window stairs, one beside the service end stack, the other between passage and hall. 2 storeys. Exterior Front (facing west): all windows with late 20th century casements, and some appear to be set in early embrasures; 3 large half dormers; 4 windows to ground floor. Rear: all late 20th century windows. The rear door to the passage is early, although much repaired, studded with fleur-de-lis strap hinges, and is set in a contemporary chamfered and pegged surround. Bake oven bulge between end of service room and entrance to byre. Interior: plank and muntin screen between passage and service end, carpenter's mitres, but apparently no stops to muntins (unless they have been eroded); service end side not visible. 2 blocked arched doorways led into service end, but no evidence of internal division in this room survives. Service end fireplace with large lintel, shallow chamfer, unstopped. The bake oven appears to be quite an early one, of good quality, with small bricks. Above it is a corn-drying kiln accessible at first floor level from the byre. Solid timber winder stairs. The hall was quite small with 2 cross ceiling beams, both of them with scroll stops and deeply chamfered only to the side facing into the hall; shallow chamfer to fireplace lintel. Original newel post to winder stairs. No clear evidence of the hall/inner room partition, although it was presumably attached to the unchamfered side of the higher end hall ceiling beam. Roughly chamfered ceiling cross beam to inner room.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH098H.
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: #83883 ]
SDV359171Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 1984. Farmhouse + Barn. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV43143Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV104633Part of: Shepherd's Farm (Monument)
MDV38121Related to: Barn, Shepherd's Farm, Clayhidon (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 10 2015 1:22PM